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Certified Medicine Aide

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This Medicine Aide course and the 8 hour Medicine Aide Update are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

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Are you ready to move up the career ladder from a GNA? The Certified Medicine Aide uses certified methods of dispensing medications to residents in long-term care facilities in the State of Maryland.

About the Medicine Aide Program:

  • Learn to recognize, prepare, administer and chart specific medications to clients in MD long-term care facilities.
  • Open to GNAs working in MD nursing homes with proof of 1 year full-time work experience.
  • Must present letter of recommendation from current Director of Nursing.
  • Must be in good standing with MD Board of Nursing.
  • Theory and Clinical included in Program cost and schedule
  • Quality training in less than 2 months
  • Flexible schedule
  • Competitive pricing
  • Arithmetic placement test needed for entry
  • Note: This program is not for Medication Technicians. 

 HES-325 Medicine Aide 

For Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistants with one year's experience currently employed in a Maryland nursing home and on the Maryland Board of Nursing registry. Employment through an agency does not meet course requirement. (Please bring documentation to first class.) Learn about the recognition, safe preparation, and administration of medications.  The course onsists of theory and supervised clinical experience at area nursing homes. Refund policy does not apply to this course. 18 sessions, $850* (includes a $165 lab fee). 


There are no Medicine Aide courses currently scheduled.  Please call:  301-583-5215 for more information. 

We also offer the 8 hour Medicine Aide Update course for certification renewal.

HES-365 Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 0.8 CEU

Course provides continuing education update required by the State of Maryland for renewal of medicine aide's certificate. Students must attend all sessions. Students may only register up to 2 months before or one month after their birthday. Students must be listed on the Maryland Board of Nursing registry as "Active"; have a letter from the Director of Nursing when registering which shows proof of 100-hours of employment as a Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) within last two years and eight hours as Geriatric Nursing Assistance (GNA). 1 session, $95*


COURSE                                                   SYN               DAYS      DATE                TIME                           LOCATION
 Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 80683 S 11/15/2014  8:30AM - 5:00PM Largo - Center for Health Studies (CHS) / Room 2215
 Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 86660 S 01/17/2015  8:30AM - 5:00PM Largo - Center for Health Studies (CHS) / Room 2215
 Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 86662 S 02/21/2015  8:30AM - 5:00PM Largo - Center for Health Studies (CHS) / Room 2215
Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 86663 S 03/21/2015  8:30AM - 5:00PM Largo - Center for Health Studies (CHS) / Room 2215
 Nursing Home Medicine Aide Update 86664 S 04/18/2015  8:30AM - 5:00PM Largo - Center for Health Studies (CHS) / Room 2215




See Courses and Descriptions
The 80-hour Medicine Aide course includes 40 hours of Theory and 40 hours of Clinical . Some of the topics include: administration of nonparental medications; procedures and techniques for administering drugs; drug classification, drug solutions, measurements and standards. The 8-hour update course topics includes: uses, action and interactions of current medications and new care procedures. For more information, review our CMA brochure by click the link below.

Contact Information

Certified Medicine Aide


301- 583-5215

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