Applicants must be employed as certified nurse aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on class start date or employed on class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.
A Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who has completed more training in order to be able to give medication to patients. QMA programs require that you already have your CNA license and may have additional requirements on top of that. For example, Texas requires that you've worked at least 90 days at a nursing home or Getting your QMA certification can give you a small pay bump over a CNA.
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