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Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Program Details

The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Program prepares individuals to administer prescribed medications, observe and report patient reactions and side effects, and perform related emergency and recording duties under the supervision of a professional registered nurse and/or registered pharmacist in assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes or assisted living programs.

About the Course

  • The course is offered in both Dover and Union campuses

  • The course is approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Estimated hours of instructions: 2-3 weeks of 56 hours

  • Students will be observed a minimum of 3 medication passes in an assisted living residence, comprehensive personal care homes, or part of an assisted living program


  • Current certification in good standing as a Nurse Aide, Homemaker Home Health Aide or Personal Care Assistant

  • Valid CNA or CHHA license

  • Minimum age of 18 years old

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D

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