Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Instructor Training

QMA Instructor Training Workshop! 

There are currently no QMA Instructor Training workshops scheduled following the most recent May 15, 2018 workshop. 

To indicate interest in attending a future QMA Instructor Training workshop, please complete the interest/mailing list form found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HB5BSQ 

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.  This course includes one day face to face workshop on the IUPUI campus, as well as an online activity that is due approximately 10 days after the in person workshop. 

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 are currently no scheduled dates for the QMA Instructor Workshop. Please complete the interest/mailing list form found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HB5BSQ to receive information when the next session is scheduled. 

     

     

  • 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

    $299

    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 the last few years of taking the QMA Instructor Training seminar you may request to opt out of the Adult Learning Concepts part of the QMA Instructor Training.  See Registration area for instructions to request discount. Discount may only be requested prior to registration- refunds will not be provided if discount code is not requested ahead of time.

    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

    8:30 am : Check In/Registration

    9:00  am ET
    Welcome and Overview

    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 ten days to complete the course, submit the assignment, and subsequently complete the course evaluation within 30 days of completion. 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

    Contact hours:  6.75 hours for those who attend the in person workshop and complete the online education. For those who are exempt from the online education due to previous participation in the nurse aide program director and instructor training, 2.75 contact hours will be awarded for participation in the in person workshop.

    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 currently no scheduled dates for the QMA Instructor Workshop. Please complete the interest/mailing list form found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HB5BSQ to receive information when the next session is scheduled. 

     Online Requirement Exemption and Discount: 

    Please note: if you have completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar within the last few years  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 for verification and to receive approval and a promo code to reduce the price of the course, when the course is available for registration. No refunds are provided after registering- promo code must be requested and applied at the time of 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.