This program is available to current Certified Nurse Assistants who have worked at least 2,000 hours in the past 24 months in a long term care facility. Under direction of a Registered Nurse, students will learn to safely administer routine medications to residents in a long-term care facility followed by careful monitoring and precise documentation. This is a great program to understand basic pharmacology, expand your CNA career or and take the next step towards a nursing career.
Students will gain the knowledge of the following:
Describe the seven rights of medication administration and their application to safe medication administration
Administer medications accurately, safely and document appropriately
Demonstrate basic knowledge of purpose, actions & side effects of medications
Demonstrate basic understanding of therapeutic communication
Successfully complete the written and clinical examination approved by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) in collaboration with the Utah Board of Nursing
Registration for this program is available to adult students only.
Students must have a current Utah CNA Certificate and have worked a minimum of 2000 hours in the past 24 months in a long-term care facility. Letters of documentation to support this will be submitted prior to enrollment.