2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Medication Assistant (MA-C), CP

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The Certificate of Proficiency in Medication Assistant is a natural progression of knowledge from the Certified Nursing Assistant to the Licensed Practical Nurse. The Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C) program prepares individuals to administer prescribed medications; observe and report patient reactions and side effects; and perform related emergency and recording duties under the supervision of nurses and/or physicians. The theory and clinical portions of the program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, common medications and their effects, taking vital signs, oxygen administration, medication administration and application, record-keeping, and patient observation. Graduates are eligible to take the computerized MA-C Certification Exam which is a requirement to practice in the State of Arkansas. This program is approved by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. This program of study includes special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This certificate requires successful completion of 7 credit hours.

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average required for graduation.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

Semester One

Complete all 7 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  MAC 2002  Medication Assistant Skills Lab 2    
  MAC 2005  Medication Assistant Didactic 5    


Total 7 Credit Hours

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