Medication Nurse Assistant

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A Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) is a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) who has completed a Board approved medication administration program conducted by a Board approved Registered Nurse. Board approved medication administration programs must offer a minimum of 30 hours of theoretical content and 30 hours of clinical content.

Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) work under the direction of RNs and LPNs and provide basic patient care and assist with nursing procedures. LNAs care for elderly, newborns, and children with special needs, those recovering from illness, injury or surgery, or individuals with disabilities in their own homes. LNAs typically have a great deal of patient contact as they are responsible for monitoring patient vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, and pulse. The duties of a LNA often include helping with "activities of daily living," including personal hygiene, meal preparation, and assistance with self-administration of medicine.

Career Outlook: 
Career Outlook data is specific to New Hampshire State.
Number of Jobs 2010: 
8,647
Number of Projected Jobs 2020: 
10,405
Jobs Percentage Change: 
20.3%
Total Annual Openings: 
288
Growth Outlook: 
Very Favorable
June 2013 Entry Level Wage: 
$10.98
June 2013 Mean Wage: 
$13.99
June 2013 Experienced Wage: 
$15.51
Salary Range: 
$20,000 - $40,000
Education Requirements: 
Programs: 
Time to Complete: 
1 year

Education Levels:

School Type: 
New Hampshire Community College
License and Certification Requirements: 
Coding Certification Required: 
Yes
Coding License Required: 
No
Certification(s) Required: 
Yes
List of Required Certifications: 
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Certification Requirements: 
To be certified you must: have a Board issued LNA license; successfully meet the eligibility requirements and complete a Board-approved medication administration education program as described in Nur 800; pass required examination described in Nur 300 and Nur 800, and submit application and appropriate fees to the Board.
Career Categories: 

Types of Work:

Workplace Environment: 
Community-Based Setting or Patients' Homes
Hospital
Long-Term Care Facility
Types of Interaction: 
Direct Patient Interaction
Integrated Team Member