Why Become A QMA
After earning a certain amount of experience as a CNA (usually around 1,000 hours), those wishing to become a QMA must complete approximately 100 hours of extra training in pharmacology and medication knowledge and pass a written exam to become licensed.
The added pharmacology knowledge and experience administering meds may be particularly appealing to anyone who is considering a licensed nursing role, as pharmacology is a heavy focus of LPN and RN schooling, and experience as a QMA would offer an advantage over individuals with no prior pharmacology knowledge.
Earning potential for QMAs is around $30,000- $40,000 per year and growth projections for this career choice are between 10% to 14%.
QMA Program Information
Our Qualified Medication Aide program is an 8 week program for the classroom portion for 60 hours , followed by 40 hours of clinical for a total of 100 hours.
After successfully completing all course requirements, students are able to site for their written test that is administered by Ivy Tech Community College. After successfully passing the written test, students will be placed on the Qualified Nurse Aide Registry for the state of Indiana.
Cost:$1,150.00. Price includes the optional insulin certification course. We accept payment arrangements
FUNDING AVAILABLE: YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 1 CLASS PER WEEK X 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO BECOMING ELIGIBLE FOR PROGRAM FUNDING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AND WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH THE FUNDING PROCESS
There is a mandatory non-refundable fee of $350.00 due at the time of registration. This fee is deducted from the total cost of the class.
Class days & times:
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-12:30P
We are currently enrolling for a tentative start date of: TBD , We are revamping our program to align with the new ISDOH QMA program guidelines.
Please check back in June for our next upcoming courses.
Upcoming classes: Class days & time are subject to change
TUE & THURS 8:30-12:30P
Clinicals are scheduled between you and the affiliating facility. Clinicals can be complete any shift, any day of the week but must be completed within 30 days of classroom completion. We provide clinical sites or you can use a site of your choice.
be a CNA w/ 1000 hours worked in the last 24 months as a CNA- This is a requirement set by the state of Indiana for ALL QMA programs. HHA does NOT count towards 1000 hours.
be 18 years of age
have a high school diploma or GED
pass a background check
successfully pass a math & reading test
First step :
To begin the process is scheduling a math & reading test on-site & pay the $350.00 non-refundable registration fee. These tests are administered on a weekly basis.
****Additional days/times may be offered if requested base upon availability****
ONLINE INQUIRIES ARE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE HAVE READ THROUGH THE PROGRAM SPECIFICS AND ARE READY TO SHCEDULE THIER ENTRANCE EXAM AND PAY THE DEPOSIT. DO NOT SUBMIT AN INQUIRY IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO ENROLL.
To schedule your test & pay your fee
Select " Schedule entrance exam and pay deposit now" below
Call 317-516-8152 of you have nay questions or issues