CNA, QMA training offered at VUJC

JASPER — Vincennes University Jasper Center is offering Certified Nursing Assistant and Qualified Medication Aide training programs for fall semester 2019.

The CNA 105-hour noncredit program includes 30 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours. The curriculum provided at VUJC meets all required guidelines for nursing assistant training established by the federal government and state of Indiana. Upon completion of the course, each student is eligible to sit for the Indiana State CNA competency examination.

Classes are Sept. 23-26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sept. 30-Oct.3, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Clinicals begin upon completion of classroom instruction. Total program length is eight weeks.

The fee is $1,195 and includes all textbooks, materials and state testing fees. Students are responsible for the cost of the Indiana State Police criminal background check, physical exam, TB testing and clinical scrubs.

All applicants must attend a required orientation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in The Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing located at VUJC.

For additional information on CNA classes, call 812-481-5937 or email

Class dates for the QMA training program are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 14 through Dec. 17.

The cost is $895, and includes all books and materials.

A qualified medication aide is a certified nurse aide (CNA) who has completed additional training, annual in-service training, and demonstrated competency while dispensing and passing medications and or applying/administering treatments under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. The QMA training program consists of 100 hours, including 60 hours classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised practicum. The VUJC’s QMA program is approved by the Indiana State Department of Health.

All applicants must attend a required orientation. At this meeting, attendees will learn program requirements, clinical requirements, student rules and policies, receive required forms, and take basic reading and math tests.

QMA candidates should call 812-481-5937 or email to schedule an appointment.

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