Currently employed Geriatric Nursing Assistants may safely prepare, administer and chart routine medicines.
Course to Complete
AHE-588 Medicine Aide Training
Total number of hours: 74 hours
Licensure/certification earned: Eligible to become a Certified Medicine Aide by the Maryland Board of Nursing
Total approximate cost: $700
Prerequisites: College placement tests for reading and math; minimum 1 year full time employment as a GNA; letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing at their place of employment; current, active CNA/GNA certification.
Requirements: This course requires study time outside class and includes tests which the student must pass prior to starting the clinical experience. Must have negative TB test/Chest Xray within the last year, Hepatitis immunity or waiver.
Information unique to the training: None
AHE-042 & AHE-580 Certified Nursing Assistant training
Estimated hourly pay: $13-$15 per hour
*Salaries are estimates only, and are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Occupational Outlook Handbook.