Medicine Aide Training & Clinicals (CHE659-660) | Allegany College of Maryland
Medicine Aide Training & Clinicals
Medicine Aide Training & Clinicals

The purpose of this course is to prepare nursing home aides for the safe preparation (pouring), administration, and charting of non-parenteral medications. Content includes medications, their usage, dosage, and side effects. This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Prerequisites: Because of the serious nature of the tasks to be performed, participants are required to present evidence of having met the following criteria:

  • Have at least one year experience as a Nursing Assistant in a Maryland Skilled Care or Intermediate Care facility.
  • Be currently employed in a Maryland Skilled Care or Intermediate Care facility.
  • Be licensed as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant.
  • Have experience in basic patient care procedures.
  • Provide written evidence of employment status from Director of Nursing and/or Administrator of employing agency and a letter from Director of Nursing recommending participant for the class.
  • Demonstrate successful achievement on a standardized test assessing reading and mathematical skills.
  • Current completed physical exam form and a copy of employer background check, including drug screen, will be required before beginning clinical. If employer is unable to provide this documentation, a background check and drug screen must be completed. the fee for these services is NOT included in the course cost. Please contact Kathy Condor at 301-784-5526 or kcondor@allegany.edu for more information.

Includes 39 hours of lecture and 36 hours of clinical experience for a total of 75 clock hours. Textbook is required, is included and will be distributed at the first class session. Limit of 8 students. 

Classroom Lecture: CHE659                      Clinical: CHE660

September 9 - October 21, 2019                  October 23 – November 18, 2019     

Mon & Wed (13 sessions)                             Mon, Wed & Thurs (12 sessions)

5:00 – 8:00 PM                                           6:30 – 9:30 PM 

PRETESTING:    You must register for the class before scheduling the tests.       

Call Student Support Services at Allegany College of Maryland to schedule required Math and Reading pretests,

301-784-5554. Please indicate you are testing for the Medicine Aide Course.  There is no charge for this testing. 

REMEMBER:

Please include a copy of the following when registering:

  1. Letter of recommendation from nursing home DON with verification of one year work experience.
  2. Copy of MD Board of Nursing website verifying current active GNA status. Current completed physical exam form and a copy of employer background check, including drug screen, will be required before beginning clinical. If employer is unable to provide this documentation, a background check and drug screen must be completed.  The fee for these services is NOT included in the course cost.  Please contact Kathy Condor at 301-784-5526 or kcondor@allegany.edu for more information.Current completed physical exam form will be required before beginning clinical.

CHE659 Course Cost: $369.00 and CHE600 Course Cost: $249.00 for a total of $618.00. Includes tuition, registration and book. MD Senior fees: CHE659 $359 and CHE660 $239 for a total of $598.00


ACM: CE Building
Instructor: Eva Wilson

Course Cost: $618.00

Maryland Senior Course Cost: $598.00


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