Conferences & Institutes
Qualified Medication Aide Instructor Training
Registration is now open for the May 21, 2019 session! See the Registration Information menu below to register.
***This session will be offered in the afternoon immediately following a session of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar. Individuals interested in attending BOTH trainings on the same day must register for them separately, and registration is first come, first served, with limited capacity in each session. Registrants are not guaranteed a space in both sessions. Additionally, those who register for both are eligible for a discounted rate for the QMA instructor training but must request the discount prior to registering and paying- instructions are found in the Registration section below.
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
May 21, 2019, 1:30-4:00 pm - in person workshop
Online activity requirement to be completed between May 21 and May 31, 2019.
For those interested in also taking the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training in the morning of the same day, May 21, 2019, please note that you must register for each activity separately, and availability in both is not guaranteed- registrations for each activity are on a first come, first served basis, and one may fill to capacity before the other. To receive a discounted rate for the QMA Instructor course when taking both courses on the same day, please register first for the Nurse Aide instructor course, then follow the instructions in the Registration Information area below.
To be a QMA instructor, you must meet minimum requirements as specified by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH):
- Registered nurse (RN) 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 at 317-233-7445. More information about QMA programs can be found at https://www.in.gov/isdh/20507.htm
IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Park in the Vermont Street Garage. Review campus map here.
$289 for full course
$199 if you are approved to opt-out of the adult learning concepts in the following circumstances (see below for instructions to recieve this discount)
- You have previously completed the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar with online content (this includes sessions since January 2013).
- You are registered to attend the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar in the morning of May 21, 2019, prior to attending the QMA Instructor Seminar.
The cost of the program includes electronic handouts which will be emailed to all registrants the week prior to the workshop. Registrants are responsible for printing the handouts or bringing a device on which to view them. There are no printers or photocopiers available in the building.
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 since January 2013 or you are taking it on the morning of May 21, 2019 prior to attending the QMA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by phone at (812) 855-4224.
For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.
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 : Check In/Registration
1:30 am ET
Welcome and Overview
- 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 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: 6.25 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, 2.25 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.
Read before registering: Online Requirement Exemption and Discount:
Please note: if you have completed the online portion of the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar since January 2013 or are already registered to take the Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar on the morning of May 21, 2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. If you are taking the Nurse Aide instructor course on May 21, you must register for that course first, then request your discount code for the QMA instructor course.
**Please note that availability is not guaranteed for either course- registration is first come, first served for both courses, with a maximum of 45 registrants for each.
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.
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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.