Medication Assistant Endorsement Training Program-New and
First Time in Washington
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Washington State Institute
Health Professionals Institute
Washington State Institute - Health Professionals Institute
Since 2003, Health Professionals Institute and Washington State Institute has been in operation as a fully accredited, private vocational school.
Our mission is to develop and empower the next generation of healthcare professionals with the highest quality training and educational experience possible.
We, the faculty, staff and administration place students at the center of all we do and support and promote the excellence of their efforts in both the classroom and workplace.
Current programs offered include the following:
Medical Assistant (MA)
Medication Assistant Endorsement Program for CNA's only! Health Professionals Institute is proud to announce that we are the first school in Washington State to be approved to teach classes for the new Medication Assistant- certification (MA-C). This certification allows specially trained CNAs to pass some routine medications under the supervision of an RN. This certification will free up the floor nurse allowing the nurses more time to assess clients, perform treatments, and document care. Having an MC-A doing routine chores will also cut costs, easing budget stresses.
The MA-C can pass routine oral medications, topical medications, as well as eye, ear, and nose medications. MA-Cs cannot give medications via G-tube or by injection. A nurse must assess the client before any PRN medications are given. Then the nurse can delegate the medication administration to the MA-C. They cannot give class I, II, or III narcotics nor can they count narcotics at shift change.
Having an MA-C pass routine medication will allow nurses to get back to caring for clients instead of passing the same pills day in and day out. MA-Cs will have 60 hours of classroom and lab training and 40 hours of clinical training, supervised by an RN. They must then pass a state exam for licensure before they are allowed to administer medications in the skilled nursing setting.
We are excited to be able to offer this program to CNAs and skilled nursing facilities. More than thirty states already have MA-C programs in place and we are thrilled to be able to offer this program here in Washington.
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Individuals who graduate leave not just with the N.A.C. designation, but also with CPR/First Aid/AED, 7 hours HIV/AIDS training, Mental Health and Dementia Specialty course.
Students graduate in just 3-4 weeks and are assisted with immediate job placement opportunities through our affiliate company, Dependable Staffing Agency, Community Health Services and Community Hospice Services. For more information about upcoming classes, please visit our Course Schedule page or call (253) 252-3956
Home Care Aide (75 hours) :program is fully accredited.
Individuals who graduate leave not just with the Our Home Care Aide designation, but also with 7 hours HIV/AIDS training, Mental Health and Dementia and Five hours Safety and Orientation certificates. Continuing Education Courses
We teach a number of Continuing Education Courses throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. We have a number of qualified instructors that are able to help students maintain their necessary CE requirements and help employers that need to find high-quality and flexible training.
Nurse Delegation and Focus on Diabetes (Self Study)
For more information about upcoming classes, please visit our Course Schedule page. Veterans
We have a VA Contract in place to assist veterans looking for high quality training and job placement assistance.
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