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. www.mbon.org


About Becoming a Medicine Aide

  • 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
  • Employment in an agency does not meet course requirement
  • Theory and Clinical included in Program cost and schedule
  • Quality training in less than 2 months
  • Flexible schedule
  • Competitive pricing (Refund policy does not apply to this course.)
  • Arithmetic placement test may be needed for entry.
  • Note:  This program is not for Medication Technicians.
  • Must take HES-666 CMA Theory and HES-667 CMA Clinical.
  • Textbook, "Administering Medications" by Gauwitz.  Approximately $140.
Please call (301) 546-5215 or to email  Click here for program information.

 2018 SPRING Schedule

   COURSE  TITLE        SYN      DAYS      START    END           TIME              LOCATION     COST
  HES-666  Theory   27516     M/W   4/2/18   5/9/18     9 - 1:00 pm    Largo Campus   $580
  HES-667 Clinical   27518   S/Su   5/5/18   5/13/18   TBD   TBD   $390
  HES-666  Theory   27518     M/W   5/7/18   6/20/18     9 - 1:00 pm   UTC, Hyattsville     Room 256   $580
  HES-667 Clinical   27519   M/W   6/9/18   6/24/18   TBD   Manor Care, Largo        $380


Medicine Aide Update

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

Course provides continuing education update required by the State of Maryland for renewal of medicine aide's certificate. Students must attend all sessions. Student 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, $105*

2018 Medicine Aide Update Schedule


  SYN     DAY    DATE    TIME      LOCATION   
CMA Update   21026   S   11/18/17   8:30 am - 5 pm    CHS 2215
CMA Update             27520              S   1/20/18   8:30 am - 5 pm       CHS-2215
CMA Update   27521       S   2/24/18   8:30 am - 5 pm       CHS-2211
CMA Update   27522       S   3/24/18   8:30 am - 5 pm       CHS-2211

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 clicking the link below.

Contact Information

Certified Medicine Aide


301- 546-5215

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