QMA Training Program

Welcome to the 100-Hour ISDH Approved QMA Training Program

What is a “Qualified Medication Aide”?
A QMA is an individual who has satisfactorily completed the state approved 100-hour qualified medication aide course, passed the state-approved competency evaluation test, and received state certification. 

What Does a QMA Do?
A QMA Works Under the Supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, Performing Skills Listed within the Indiana QMA Scope of Practice.  
QMAs Follow Physician Orders within the Medication Administration Record, Such as Dispensing and Administering Medications and Applying Treatments to Minor Skin Conditions.

Simulated-Lab is Available for Additional Practice of QMA Skills:
Students are encouraged to take advantage of our Lab to receive assistance reading a medication administration record (MAR) and practice administering demo drugs via various routes, such as oral, optic, g-tube, etc.  
Training Manikins are available to practice QMA skills, such as applying dressings to minor wounds and changing a colostomy bag.

 A nurse will be present for lab training.

(No Additional Cost/Call to Schedule Lab Time/Located in Plainfield, IN).   

Insulin Administration Course: Available for QMA Students that would like to simultaneously earn their QMA and Insulin Admin. certificates.  

How Do I Register for the 100-Hour ISDH QMA Training Program?
The QMA questionnaire is a starting point for future students. 
Registration requires that you Scroll below to the QMA Class Schedule and click the Register Now tab.

Seats are ONLY held once a deposit has been completed

QMA Courses are Non-Refundable as Spots Are Limited. 
Call Administration with Any Questions: {317} 439-7728.

QMA Course Schedule

Scroll Below the QMA Schedule for QMA Course Requirements

June 1, 2024

QMA Online (6-Week Online Classes/40-Hr Clinicals)

Online Orientation Saturday, March 30
Online Class Starts June 01, 2024
Students must complete 40 clinical hours at their approved long-term care facility within 90 days of
the scheduled lab-day.

Online Orientation Sat, June 01, 10:30am-12:30pm
Students will receive an invite via email to join the orientation.

Week 1 – 6:  Weekly Assignments
All Course Curriculum Must be Completed Weekly, as Assigned.
Assignments are completed online and in a physical workbook. The workbook will be submitted on Lab-day.

Mandatory Live Sessions Online Every Tuesday
Face to face online sessions with the Instructor every
Tuesday, 5pm – 6pm

Saturday, July 13: Lab Day
Mandatory In-Person Lab Training
at Indiana Nursing Academy.
2028 Stafford Rd. Suite D, Plainfield, IN 46168.

(1) Ivy Tech State Exam is Included with Tuition.
6-Hr Remediation Course is also included if needed.

Full Tuition:  $1,160 
Deposit: $400
Remaining $760 Due by July 13, 2024

Financial Assistance: 
Choose the “Split Deposit Option”
 $200 due at Registration/$200 Due by February 16

Additional finance options are available but must be agreed upon in writing prior to the start of class.
Call to Learn More Details.

Limited Seats

June 1, 2024

QMA Tuition Includes:

Limited Spots Available-Register Now by Completing a Deposit Under the “Register Now” Tab!

Tuition Includes:
QMA Textbook/Workbook
Instructor (RN)
Online Course Curriculum
Lab Use as additional practice 
Tutoring (In-Person or Online)
PRIME Study Guide
(1) State Exam with Ivy Tech
(6-Hr) Remediation Course

The QMA State Exam is 100 multiple-choice questions, requiring an 80% or better to pass (3 Attempts).

 QMA Students Are Required to Purchase the Nursing Drug Handbook Before Starting Clinicals.
(Saunders, Lippincott Versions, 2024)

Online Learning Does Not Have to Feel ~ (Alone)
Your Instructor is Available to Call for Direct Assistance as you move through the course.

QMA Training Program Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they meet all requirements prior to registration.

All students must be 18 years of age or older with a High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent.
Must already have a CNA license on the Indiana registry and in good standing.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check (please call if you have questions)

The Following Documents Should Be Sent by Email to: Admin@IndianaNursingAcademy.com
Be sure to include your name and document title in the Subject Line of the email sent.  

Copy of State ID
High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent
Copy of Indiana CNA License (log in to mylicense.in.gov)

PPD/TB Results (must be dated within 12 months of the first day of class)
Physical Exam (must be dated within 12 months of the first day of class)

Entrance Exam (Scroll below to download/Basic math, reading, and English skills)

1,000 Hr. verification form to be completed by employers (past or current): Students must have worked 1,000 hours as a CNA in the past 24 months prior to starting the QMA Training Program. 

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Required Documents

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1,000 Hour CNA Verification Form

To be Completed by Current or Previous Employers. 
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Facility Affiliation

The Facility is to Complete this form, stating the will allow clinicals to be performed within the facility.
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Work Release Form 

Must be Dated within the last 12 months.
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TB Verification Form 

Must be Dated within the last 12 Months.
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Student Entrance Exam

Complete and Return by Email.
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Physical Examination Form

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Approved by the
Indiana State Department of Health to Host the
100-Hr QMA Training Program!

Indiana Department of Health
Contact Information

Aides Registry 

2 North Meridian St, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Option 1 
Office Hours: (M-F) 8:00 am – 4:30pm