Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Instructor Training

During the Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) Instructor Education course, you will review program operational standards to be used in the development and presentation of an educational program for QMAs. You will learn adult learning concepts, teaching strategies, and assessment of learning as applied to the standards.

Be sure to check the eligibility information below!

Please note:  There are no upcoming sessions scheduled for 2016. 2017 sessions will be posted as they are available. If you are interested in attending in 2017, please sign up for our interest/mailing list here.  Please contact the ISDH for information about other options.

Registration for the program is limited. Advance registration is required. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the course to be held.

The goals of the training are to:

  • Use knowledge of the operational standards to develop, present, and evaluate a QMA education program
  • Apply adult learning principles
  • Identify tools and techniques to be used to assess learning
 
  • When

    There will be no more sessions in 2016. Please check our website regularly for 2017 updates, as it will be posted here as soon as we have a date set. You may also contact the Indiana State Department of Health to find out if/when other courses may be occurring. 

  • Eligibility

    To be a QMA instructor, you must meet minimum requirements as specified by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH):

    • Registered nurse currently licensed and practicing in the state of Indiana
    • Have a minimum of two years of licensed nurse experience including at least one year in the provision of long-term care facility services
    • Documented proof of completion of an ISDH-approved training course (the QMA Instructor Training meets this requirement)
    • Letter of approval from the ISDH prior to beginning the QMA program (after attending the QMA Instructor Training, you'll apply to ISDH and receive the letter of approval)

    If you have questions about the qualifications required to develop and teach the QMA education program or for a complete list of minimum qualifications, contact the ISDH.

  • Where

    IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Park in the Vermont Street Garage. Review campus map here

  • Fees

    $239

    Special discounted price if you are approved to opt-out of the adult learning concepts (see below for instructions): $199

    The cost of the program includes the Qualified Medication Aide Basic Curriculum Instructor’s Guide – ISDH October 2003; you MUST bring a three-inch binder to the program to hold the guide. The cost of parking and lunch are not included. 

    Please note: if you have completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar within 12 months (1 year) of taking the QMA Instructor Training seminar you may request to opt out of the Adult Learning Concepts part of the QMA Instructor Training. 

    The discounted price is only available if you are eligible to opt-out but you must email us at cenurse@iu.edu and include the date you completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar to receive approval and a promo code to reduce the price of the course. 

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration must be received before placement in the class can be guaranteed. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Agenda

    Both parts 1 (in-person) and 2 (online) are required for successful completion of the QMA Instructor Training. 

    Part 1 - In-person Training from the Indiana State Department of Health

    1:00  pm ET
    Check-in

    1:30 - 4:00 pm ET 

    • Operational Standards Using State and Federal Regulations
    • Operational Standards: Testing
    • Classroom and Clinical Evaluation
    • Teaching the Adult Learner: Learning Environment and Adult Learning Concepts
    • Teaching and Learning Strategies and Motivation
    • Summary and Questions

    Part 2 -  Online Adult Learning Course

    Beginning the day of the in-person session you will participate in an online adult learning concepts course. You will have about two weeks to complete the course, submit the assignment, and complete the course evaluation. There are no transfers and no late submissions accepted without exception. 

  • Faculty

    Faculty are from the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana University School of Nursing.

    Agenda, speakers, and topics subject to change without notice.

  • Contact Hours

    August 30 session and online content: 6.5 contact  hours

    Attendance at the entire session and successful completion of the online course is required and completion of the program evaluation to receive contact hours.

  • Registration

    There are no sessions currently available for this activity. To be added to a list to receive information about any sessions that may become available, please use the link found in the text at the top of this page. 

    Please note: if you have completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar within 12 months (1 year) of taking the QMA Instructor Training seminar you may request to opt out of the Adult Learning Concepts part of the QMA Instructor Training.  

    A discounted price of $199 is available if you are eligible to opt-out but you must email us at cenurse@iu.edu and include the date you completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar to receive approval and a promo code to reduce the price of the course, when the course is available for registration..  

    The planning group and the presenter/s do not have a conflict of interest in the presentation of this content. No commercial support or sponsorship was received for the development of this conference.

    Contact us at cenurse@iu.edu if special accommodations are needed.

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.