Are you interested in healthcare? Are you a detailed-oriented person? Are you interested in advancing your career as a Medicaid Nurse Aide? If so, a career as a Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA) may be right for you. Kentucky Medication Aides administer specific medications to residents in a long-term care facility as delegated and supervised by a licensed nurse.
Work in long-term care facilities, assisted-living homes, and personal care facilities. Most full-time Kentucky Medication Aides work a regular 40-hour week. Many work part-time, evenings or weekends.
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Fall or spring terms.
Certification: Complete the KMA -100 course with a Grade of “C” or greater
State Registered: Complete the KMA-100 course with a “C” or greater and pass the State KMA Test with a 70% or greater, to be placed on the Registry with the Cabinet of Health Services of Kentucky
Clinical orientation and clinical practice hours are “non-paid work assignments.” Transportation to designated long-term care facilities is the responsibility of each student.
Program Length: 8-weeks (5 credit hours, 105 contact hours)
(KMA application criteria must first be met before enrolling in program; refer to Advising sheet and KMA application for additional information).
Advising Sheet (PDF)
KMA Application (PDF)