The cost of tuition does not include the following: Application Fees, Testing Fees, Books or Supplies.
The MNA Program is designed to prepare eligible candidates to practice as a medication assistant providing direct care to patients. He/she functions as a care partner of the RN/LPN in the task of administration of medication to stable clients. A Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) is a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) who has completed a Vermont Board of Nursing approved medication administration program conducted by a Registered Nurse. The medication administration program delivers 60 hours of theoretical content, 40 hours of clinical content, and the 24 hour online Keys to Effective Communication course delivered through Cengage Learning. Students must successfully complete all three components in order to be considered eligible for certification by the Vermont Board of Nursing.
In order to qualify for consideration as a student in the Stafford Technical Center ATE Medication Nurse Assistant program, there are strict criteria. The MNA candidate must have the following qualifications:
- he/she must hold a valid and unrestricted nursing assistant license in the state of Vermont
- he/she have been employed as a LNA within the past 5 years for an equivalent of 2 years of full time employment, and
- he/she must demonstrate proficiency in both English and basic mathematics
Additionally, the prospective MNA student must state their desire to be proficient in the administration of medications and submit a character reference from an employer affirming their honesty, integrity, compassion and enthusiasm for nursing-related activities. The prospective student may not have a history of felony conviction and is expected to comply with all of the application requirements promoted by Stafford Technical Center ATE.