Jan 23, 2021
This course trains certified Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNA) in the proper techniques, principles, and procedures for safe administration of non-parental medications. Topics include: drug categories; side effects; legal responsibilities; drug dosage forms; mathematical computations necessary for the safe and accurate administration of oral and topical medications. Supervised clinical experiences are provided.
CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Certified Geriatric Assistants can advance their career by becoming a Certified Medicine Aide in a long-term facility.
Course is held in the evening starting in April and October at CCBC Essex.
Must be a certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing; must provide a letter of recommendation from their Director or Assistant Director of Nursing on organization letterhead; and must provide a resume showing at least 2 years of current employment as GNA.
Provisional Entry – Must make an appointment and meet with the Coordinator, and provide GNA and employment verification, for acceptance into the class.
Program Course Sequence
1. Medicine Aide Training: AHE 128
- Administering Medications – Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals; 8th Edition; McGraw Hill; ISBN 978-0-3513751; $129.35
- Tuition/Fees: $830 (Tuition-$300/Fees-$530)
- Textbook/Materials: $129.35
Program Contact Information
Essex, HTEC 001
Aimee King, RN
Essex, HTEC 013D
Financial Aid and Payment Options:
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development