Why become a QMA?

A Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) is a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) who has completed additional training and demonstrated competency while dispensing and passing medications and or applying/administrating treatments. In addition, a QMA must obtain six (6) hours of medication related Inservice education each year. A QMA works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse and can perform only procedures that are defined within the QMA scope of practice

How do I become a QMA?

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have proof of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Be in good standing as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) on the Indiana Aide Registry.
  4. Worked a minimum of 1,000 hours as a CNA within the last 24 months.
  5. Complete the 100-hour QMA Training Program.
  6. Pass a QMA written competency evaluation. 

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