The Medication Aide- Certified (MAC) program, recently classified by the Utah State Legislature, will train CNA’s to safely administer medications under the supervision of licensed health care providers.
Earn additional certification to make you more marketable to employers.
Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) CNA’s earn higher wages.
Routine medications administered by MA-C’s enhance patient care.
Weber State University is now offering training for Medication Aide Certification. This certification is for current Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) who would like to earn more money and take on additional responsibilities within an organization.
The Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) program is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of CNAs to safely administer medications under the supervision of licensed health care providers.
Concepts include the basic principles and techniques a CNA needs to know about medication and medication administration, including:
- Overview of common drugs
- Effects and side effects
- Common medication errors
- OTC drugs: effects and side effects
- Medication use in a diverse population
- Minimum of 2,000 hours of experience as a CNA
- Letter of reference from Nurse Administrator
- Current CPR Certification (and card)
- Drug test
- Submit application and receive acceptance into the program
Class and Clinical hours
- Sixty (60) hours of classroom
- Forty (40) hours of clinical (Clinical Companion Course)
Participants who complete the Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C) program will be prepared to take the National Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE)
General questions: Charles Elzinga
WSU Continuing Education