This is a course prescribed by the Maine State Board of Nursing that adheres to the Maine State Nursing Practice Act, Chapter 5. It is for Certified Nursing Assistants who have completed one or more years of full-time employment as a CNA and are listed as active and in good standing on the Maine State Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants.
The purpose of the course is to teach experienced CNAs to administer non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age and older, performed under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in a long-term care facility, state mental health institution, county jail, state correctional facility, or assistive living setting.
Students enrolled in this 120-hour program at RSU54 Adult and Community Education will complete 60-hours of classroom, 20 hours of laboratory practice and 40 hours of clinical (1to 3 supervised practice). All course objectives must be met to successfully complete this program, including passage of a final written exam with a grade of 85 or better, and completion and demonstration of all skills on the Skills List in clinical or laboratory settings.
The tuition is $1,440, which includes the textbook. A $300 deposit or proof of funding is required with this application.
Course runs 7 weeks and classes are held at MSJ in Waterville.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.