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Overview

Become a certified medicine aide or update your credentials through these noncredit courses at AACC. These face-to-face continuing education courses are held evenings and weekends.

What courses will I take?

NRN-325 Medicine Aide

NRG-388 Medicine Aide Update

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of NRN-325 Medicine Aide or NRG-388 Medicine Aide Update, students receive a certificate valid for two years. Students who successfully complete NRN-325 Medicine Aide will also receive an AACC continuing education certificate. To recieve the certificate, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

What is the job outlook?

Employment of medicine aides is expected to grow 35 percent through 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations. The earnings of medical assistants vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location; however, average wage and salary is $26,000.

How do I enroll?

Register online, by mail or in person.

  • Registration Information for NRN 325

    Step 1 Before you register, you must have:

    • Two years experience as a current certified nursing assistant (CNA) or one year of experience as a geriatric nursing assistant (GNA)
    • A current GNA card (or print out from the MBON Web site)
    • Written recommendation from your current employer on company letterhead and signed by the director of nursing

    Step 2 Complete basic reading and math tests administered at one of AACC’s testing locations. Call 410-777-2560 for an appointment.

    Step 3 Make an appointment and meet with the program coordinator who will review the required documentation listed above and determine eligibility for the course. To make an appointment, call 410-777-2560.

    Step 4 Register in person at the Glen Burnie Town Center. This can usually be done upon conclusion of your meeting with the program coordinator.

    Note: a background check for an additional fee of $38.50 is required for NRN 325 Medicine Aide. Instructions will be provided on the first day of class. 

  • Registration Information for NRG 388

    Step 1 Before you register, you must have:

    • A certified medicine aide certificate
    • A current certified nursing assistant or geriatric nursing assistant card (or print out from the MBON Web site)
    • A letter on company letterhead, from the director of nursing at your place of employment indicating that you have worked for at least 100 hours as a medicine aide, 16 hours as a CNA, and eight hours as a GNA in a Maryland long-term care facility within the preceding two years

    Step 2 Make an appointment and meet with the program coordinator who will review the required documentation listed above and determine eligibility for the course. To make an appointment, call 410-777-2560.

    Step 3 Register in person at the Glen Burnie Town Center. (This can usually be done upon conclusion of your meeting with the program coordinator.) Check credit card and ATM cards accepted. 

Questions?

Continuing Professional Education is here to help.

Mar-Lynn Mickens

410-777-2560

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