CMA programs prepare experienced CNAs to function as a medication assistants and administer low risk, routine medications in nursing home settings.

Approved Programs

Programs appearing on this list are approved by the Executive Director and Arizona State Board of Nursing for a period of four (4) years. During the approval period some programs may choose to not offer classes. Please telephone the program to ascertain whether or not classes are being held.

CMA Program Applications

Thank you for your interest in establishing a medication assistant training program. In this packet you will find an application and documents that pertain to state requirements for medication assistant training programs. Also included are reference documents such as the Medication Assistant Curriculum and HB2469, the statutes governing Medication Assistant training and Certified Medication Assistants.

Within 30 days of arrival in our office, your application will be reviewed for administrative completeness and checked for deficiencies. If no significant deficiencies are noted, a more substantive review will be conducted over the next 90 days during which time you may be contacted to set up a time for a site visit or be requested to provide additional information. Following the review, the program application will be reviewed by the Board for a decision on a four-year approval. For more information on the time frame rules see A.A.C. R4-19-102.

Should you need any assistance during the application process, please contact Pamela Randolph, RN, MS, Associate Director of Education and Evidence-Based Regulation at (602) 771-7803, [email protected]; Frannie Breed, RN, BSN, Nurse Practice Consultant / CNA Programs at (602) 771-7857, [email protected]; or Lyn Ledbetter, Education Department Administrative Assistant at (602) 771-7856, [email protected].

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