Certified Nursing Assistants in Georgia who want to expand their role, may want to consider becoming a Medication Aide. Requirements to become a Certified Medication aide vary by state, but all states that have approved this position mandate certification.
Medication aides are required to study the different classifications of drugs as well as their side effects. You will also be required to know of combining certain medications and what to do in case of an overdose.
To become a Certified Medication Aide (CMA) in Georgia, it is mandatory to meet all of the following requirements:
- Must be a certified nurse aide (CNA) in good standing on the Georgia CNA Registry
- Take and successfully complete the approved CMA training program which has been administered by a Georgia-licensed physician, RN or a pharmacist
- Pass a skills competency checklist for medications administered to you by the Georgia-licensed physician, RN or pharmacist.
- Pass a in print competency test that is made available through the Georgia Medical Care Foundation website with a satisfactory score.
Upon successful completion a medication aide course, a Georgia physician, registered nurse or pharmacist are required to submit the final skills check-list on-line prior to the Georgia Certified Nurse Aide taking the certified mediation aide exam. When the CNA has passed the on-line written CMA competency exam, a certificate will be issued. You will then be placed on the Georgia Medication Aide Registry, which is valid for a period of two years.
Instructors who offer the certified medication aide training or continuing education to certify medication aides must be a Georgia licensed physician, registered nurse, or pharmacist in good standing. All instructors are required to follow the professional code of conduct at all times.
Instructors must provide in-services to the Certified medication aide on the subsequent topics:
Include a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of education biennially on topics consisting of:
- New classes of drugs and new drugs; and/or
- Reviewing medication errors and how to prevent them; and/or
- Any New methods of administering drugs; and/or
- The Safety and administration of drugs; and/or
CMA Training Programs in Georgia
Life Solutions for Health
4798 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, Georgia 30034
CNA Nursing School of Calhoun
135 Professional Ct,
2442 Marietta Hwy, Suite 100
Canton, GA 30114
Training Center 678-880-0884
Cumberland Medical Institute
3411 Austell Rd SW Suite #100,
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: +1 770 435 2555
Education & Career Resources of Georgia
4055 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lilburn, GA 30047
Guardian Pharmacy of Atlanta
1750 Enterprise Way, Suite 105
Marietta, GA 30067
(404) 309-4958 or (770) 635-3301
Additional info: 16-hour Medication Aide training offered at various locations
Good Nursing & Medical Training
1254 Beaver Ruin Road
Norcross, GA 30093
Additional info: candidates must attend information session prior to enrollment; $300 tuition, course includes 16 hours of classroom activity and 8 hours of clinical work.
Training Hands Institute
1133 Forest Pkwy.
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
Wonderland Intl. Training Company LLC
3780 Napier Avenue
MACON, GEORGIA 31204
Phone: (478) 718-7331
GA Healthcare Training Center
5471-G Memorial Dr.,
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083