Medication Aides-Certified (MA-Cs)
Developed and taught by Campbell County Health, the Medication Aide (MA-C)
training program is for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) IIs to learn how to
administer medications to non-acute (stable) adults.
During the 80 hours of classroom and the 50 hours of online course, the
MA-C students learn about drug classifications and drug side effects.
Following the course, each CNA II must complete 40 hours of one-to-one
clinical experience working with an experienced medication nurse in a
long-term care facility. Afterward, the student is tested by the Wyoming
State Board of Nursing (WBSN) using the MA-C exam from the national council
of state boards of nursing.
CNA is required to work 1500 hours prior to training as a CNA II; however,
there is no specific amount of time a nurse aide must be a CNA II prior
to enrolling in the MA-C training. Each MA-C candidate must have their
employment verified by their employer. He or she must be able to attend
both the face to face training in Gillette, Wyoming and complete the 10
hours of online training each week. At this time the employer should be
providing care for stable adult patients and must agree to provide a medication
nurse preceptor for the 40 hours of clinical experience.
Applications and Forms
Applications are available from the Professional Development office at
Campbell County Memorial Hospital, 501 S. Burma Avenue, Fifth Floor, Gillette.
Cost is $600. There will be a limited number of positions in each MA-C
course for non-CCH employees.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the following
for further assistance:
- CCH Professional Development department, 307.688.6040
Thank you for your interest in the MA-C Course. We hope to hear from you soon!