Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Instructor Training

2017 date now released!  July 24, 2017

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!

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

 This training includes an in person workshop on the IUPUI campus on Monday, July 24, plus online training modules to be completed by August 4, 2017.  Registrants will recieve more information about the online modules after registering.  Registrants who have completed the online modules for the Nurse Aide Program Instructor and Director Training Seminar since 2013 are eligible for exemption from the online portion of the course- see the Fees area below for details. 

  • When

    In person workshop date: Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online modules: July 24-August 4, 2017.  Online portion must be completed by August 4, 2017 at 12 noon. 

  • 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

    $289

    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 e-mail us PRIOR to registering 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. We cannot refund the difference if you do not utilize the promo code during registration.

     

    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

    9:00  am ET
    Check-in

    9:15am-12:00pm

    • Operational Standards Using State and Federal Regulations
    • Operational Standards: Testing
    • Classroom and Clinical Evaluation
    • 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, Ivy Tech Community College, and the Indiana University School of Nursing.

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

  • Contact Hours

    July 24 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

    Click Here to Register

    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.