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Kentucky Medication Aide

This course prepares the Medicaid Nurse Aide to administer specific medications in a long-term care facility, as delegated and supervised by a licensed nurse. Additional duties the employer may delegate are not covered in this course (KRS 314.001 and 201 KAR 20:400 Section 2).

The Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA 100) course is a 5 credit hour class offered in the Fall and Spring semesters on the Leestown and Winchester campuses of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).

Description Cost
Course Fee ($174 per credit hour) $870.00
Mandatory fee ($8.00 per credit hour $40.00
Malpractice Insurance $11.00
State exam $50.00
Books, required nametag, uniform (estimated) $110.00
Security fee $40.00
Total ESTIMATED costs $1,121.00***

***Cost are subject to change

KMA 100
5 credits

To Register:
The first step is to apply to the College. This can be done online at BCTC admissions or come to the One Stop Student Service Center located in Building C, Room 170 at the Leestown Campus, Records Office at the Cooper Campus or to the front desk at the Danville, Lawrenceburg, Winchester Campuses to register for the course. After applying, students will receive a letter stating that your application has been processed, return to the One Stop Center or admissions where you will be registered for the class. Students MUST register for the course prior to the start date of the section they wish to complete.

Purpose of the course
To prepare the Medicaid Nurse Aide to administer specific medications in a long- term care facility, as delegated and supervised by a licensed nurse. Additional duties the employer may delegate are not covered in this course (KRS 314.011 and 201 KAR 20:400 Section 2).

Course Description
The Kentucky Medication Administration Course will be a minimum of one hundred and five (105) contact hours. A minimum of forty (40) hour Lab/Clinical practicum supervised by the instructor or their designee in a long term care facility is required. This course is taught on Leestown Campus , is Hybrid and meets one day a week 8:30-4pm 

Enrollment
Student Qualifications

  1. Any one of the following:
    • High school diploma
    • G.E.D
    • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or comparable test and score at tenth grade level in reading and math. 
  2. Any one of the following:
    • Compass test and score a 34 or above in Math (Wonderlic 275 of above) and a 76 or above in reading (Wonderlic 265-324)
    • ACTE test and score a 16 or above
  3. A minimum of six months of work experience as a nurse aide in a health care facility within the last two years. Verification is validated by KNAT coordinator prior to first day of class to confirm student's eligibility to be in the class
  4. For those nurse aides employed in health care facilities that may be exempt from OBRA nurse aide testing and training requirements, it is recommended that they meet all qualifications of the OBRA regulations prior to enrolling in the medication aide class.

Required Background Check
The background check must be completed prior the first day of the clinical. The student is responsible for any fees associated with obtaining the background check. The clinical facility has the right to deny student clinical placement based on the results of their background check. Students not allowed to attend clinical cannot meet the requirements of the program. The following background check histories will disqualify an individual from participation in clinical rotations:

  • Felony convictions.
  • Misdemeanor convictions or felony deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons (physical assault or sexual abuse, etc). 
  • Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc).
  • Felony deferred adjudications for the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances.
  • Registered sex offenders.
  • All others the facility deems deniable.

Please Note the Following

  • The KMA 100 follows the college Academic Policy for NO Shows and 50% tuition reimbursement.
  • A student may withdraw from the course at any time prior to administration of the final comprehensive exam.
  • Students cannot withdraw after the final comprehensive exam has been administered to the class.
  • Students who do not have a final minimum score of a 70% will receive a failing grade of an E.
  • A student who withdraws any time before the final exam will receive a W on the college transcript. A grade of a W will not impact a student's overall GPA (grade point average). The instructor will not approve a grade of a W if the final comprehensive exam has been taken.
  • Students who do not show up for class and do not withdraw will receive a failing grade of an E for the class.
  • For more information, view the Withdrawal Procedures.

Additional Information

The first step is to apply to the College. This can be done online at BCTC admissions or come to the One Stop Student Service Center located in Building C, Room 170 at the Leestown Campus , Records Office at the Cooper Campus or to the front desk at the Danville, Lawrenceburg, Winchester Campuses to register for the course. After applying, students will receive a letter stating that your application has been processed, return to the One Stop Center or admissions where you will be registered for the class. Students MUST register for the course prior to the start date of the section they wish to complete.

After registering students will be directed to pay their fees at the BCTC Business Office.

There are a variety of classes offered. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes links for more information: 

Course Item Fee
Course Fee, Malpractice Insurance and state testing fee $572.00
Mandatory Fee ($8 per credit hour) $24.00
Books and required nametag (estimate) $110.00
Security Fee $40.00
Total Estimated Cost* $746.00

*Note: Costs are subject to change without notice.

Students may purchase books and name tag from the Leestown Campus bookstore. The program approved nurse aide textbook with the workbook is required and these are sold as a package in the bookstore.

The course is web-enhanced through Blackboard. A student must access Blackboard to view posted assignments, exam scores and announcements. High speed internet is required to access Blackboard.

Students must set up their College email accounts in order to have access to Blackboard. Students who need assistance in setting up email or accessing Blackboard may go to a campus library or open computer lab for assistance.

Required Background Check

 

The background check must be completed prior the first day of the clinical. The student is responsible for any fees associated with obtaining the background check. The clinical facility has the right to deny student clinical placement based on the results of their background check. Students not allowed to attend clinical cannot meet the requirements of the program.

The following background check histories will disqualify an individual from participation in clinical rotations:

  • Felony convictions.
  • Misdemeanor convictions or felony deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons (physical assault or sexual abuse, etc).
  • Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc).
  • Felony deferred adjudications for the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances.
  • Registered sex offenders.
  • All others the facility deems deniable.

Withdrawal Policy

The NAA 100 follows the college Academic Policy for NO Shows and 50% tuition reimbursement. A student may withdraw from the course at any time prior to administration of the final comprehensive exam. Students cannot withdraw after the final comprehensive exam has been administered to the class. Students who do not have a final minimum score of a 70% will receive a failing grade of an E. To withdraw a student must bring a withdrawal form to the class instructor to sign. A student who withdraws any time before the final exam will receive a W on the college transcript. A grade of a W will not impact a student s overall GPA (grade point average). The instructor will not approve a grade of a W if the final comprehensive exam has been taken. Students who do not show up for class and do not withdraw will receive a failing grade of an E for the class. For more information, view the Withdrawal Policy.

Contact Us

The most efficient form of contacting us, due to testing schedules, is by phone at (859) 246-6723 and (859) 246-6642 or email us at BLL_NurseAideTesting@kctcs.edu

SRNA License Testing

To schedule State Registered Nursing Assistant License testing, call: (859) 246-6723

Nurse Aide Testing

Important Information

KCTCS has an important message regarding ​the KY.GOV online payment processing system used when scheduling a Nurse Aide State Exam online. Beginning August 1, 2022, all credit card payments will be processed immediately at the time of scheduling a state exam. There will no longer be a delay in payment processing of 5 days prior to the scheduled exam date. 

Please contact us at ​nurseaidetesting@kctcs.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

You must be in good financial standing with KCTCS in order to sit for the state exam, as per state study guide guidelines.

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State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Testing

After successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Course from either Bluegrass Community and Technical College or another training facility you may schedule to take the State Competency Evaluation.

The State test consists of two parts: a written portion and a skills portion. You may take the test up to three times within one year of your training (class) completion date. If you do not pass it after the third time, you will have to retake a nursing assistant course. If you allow the completion date to be over the year before passing the test, you will also have to retake a nursing assistant course.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • A Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Test Roster must be completed by the training facility and faxed to our secured fax line: (859) 246-6688.
  • Nurse Aide Competency Specialist will contact you to schedule a test date.

Nurse Aide Faculty are required to be in testing, so questions or inquiries may be sent to bl-nurseaidetesting@kctcs.edu or you may call (859) 246-6723. Otherwise, please check the frequently asked questions to see if your question is answered.

A test date will not be given until the test roster has been received and payment has been made.

Our availability changes on a daily basis.

Testing is scheduled for every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

If enough students do not enroll we may cancel and students will be notified.

We recommend that you plan on allowing at least five hours to test.
You may reschedule your test as long as you contact the Nurse Aide Office within five business days prior to your test date. Any calls received after the five day grace period will have to re-pay to reschedule their test.

Remember that if you plan to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program it is required that you have active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry as a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA), or NAA 100 within 1 year of beginning the Nursing program.

If you decide you do want to cancel the test, a refund will be given if you have notified us five business days prior to your test date. If you paid by credit card, the business office will apply the refund back to the card. Allow three weeks for all refunds.

The results will be mailed directly to you within 4 weeks after testing.

Your test results are ONLY sent by US Mail and cannot be obtained any other way. If you have moved, you must have informed the postal service of your move by completing a US Post Office 'Change of Address' form and filling it with the appropriate post office.

You will follow the same steps as taking the test for the first time.

  • The cost for taking just the written portion is $15.00.
  • The cost for taking just the skills portion is $60.00
  • $75.00 to complete both written and skills
Go to Kentucky Board of Nursing website (new window) and check for the validation of license (new window). You may print from that site.

We apologize for any delay in returning your call, however please remember our staff are completing the testing. It may be easier if you would email: bl-nurseaidetesting@kctcs.edu 

If you have not heard from us within two business days, please contact us at: (859) 246-6723 or (859) 246-6642.

You will obtain a Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Test Roster from your training instructor. Write your telephone number/e-mail address on the back of the roster and turn in to the Business Office in Building C on the Leestown campus along with your $115 test fee (if you graduated from a BCTC course you do not need to pay the fee the first time you test). You will be contacted for your test appointment. You must be legally able to work in the USA in order to take the Nurse Aide test.

Turn in your official transcript (may be "issued to student"), and telephone numbers along with your $115 test fee to the Business Office in Building C at the Leestown Campus. You will be contacted for your test appointment. You must be legally able to work in the USA in order to take the Nurse Aide Test.

Bring all required identification documents as outlined in the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Testing Procedures Manual and Study Guide (new window) under the test administration procedures. 

Please note if you arrive at the testing center without all required documents you cannot test and will have to repay to reschedule your test.

What are my career choices?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Long term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Student’s will receive a certificate of completion for these courses with a passing grade.

You can earn your Medicaid Nurse Aide certificate while studying towards your associate degree. Students that earn this certificate are invited to participate in graduation and receive a printed credential!

Length of program

Students can earn a Medicaid Nurse Aide certificate in one semester.

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Alicia Husted

Leestown Campus

(859) 246-4614

alicia.husted@kctcs.edu

Dr. Melanie Sallee

Danville Campus

(859) 246-6868

melanie.sallee@kctcs.edu
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