Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Instructor Training

There are currently no sessions of this course available. To receive information about future dates and registration, please sign up for the mailing list here.   This course will not be offered again until 2020, dates to be determined based on interest and demand. Thank you!

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 sessions of this course available. To receive information about future dates and registration, please sign up for the mailing list here.   This course will not be offered again until 2020, dates to be determined based on interest and demand. Thank you!

     

  • Eligibility

    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 

  • Where

    IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Park in the Vermont Street Garage. Review campus map here

  • Fees

      2020 course fees to be determined. 

    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

    Below is a sample past agenda. 2020 agenda will be determined when dates are scheduled.

    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

    1:45-4:00

    • 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: To be determined.

    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 Information

     

    There are currently no sessions of this course available. To receive information about future dates and registration, please sign up for the mailing list here.   This course will not be offered again until 2020, dates to be determined based on interest and demand. Thank you!

     


    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.