Frequently Asked Questions

Certified Nursing Assistant – FAQs

Cost

 

How much does the class cost and what is included?

The cost of tuition is $950.00 in all 3 locations (Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo.) Tuition includes:

  • theory
  • lab
  • clinical scenarios
  • 2 year Basic Life Support for Providers certification
  • optional textbook rental
  • background check

 

Each student is responsible for wearing a mask at all times and are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot (during flu season ONLY).

 

How can I pay for the class tuition?

 

When you register for a class you can pay with a credit card, cashiers check, or money order:

    Payment Options*

  • Pay in Full ($950)
  • Deposit Only ($200)
  • Credit Card (Payment Plan Option)
  • Cashier’s Check/Money Order (Payment Plan Option)
  • MGA Parent Loan

 

We do not require tuition paid in full prior to class! All you need to secure you spot in the course is the $200 deposit. You have until the end of the second week of class to pay the remainder of your tuition.

 

 

Schedule

 

COLORADO SPRINGS DAY CLASSES

We are conducting 100% online classes in place of our hybrid day class due to COVID-19.

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week and the student will make an appointment to take the written final in class.

 

Week 3 & 4. Online 22 skills and clinical scenarios. After completing this part, students will make appointments to practice one-on-one with an instructor, and also to take their skills finals.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS EVENING CLASSES

 

This class is a hybrid class. Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week.

Week 3: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Week 4: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and the day clinical hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.

 

DENVER ONLINE CLASSES

 

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week and the student will make an appointment to take the written final in class.

 

Week 3 & 4. Online 22 skills and clinical scenarios. After completing this part, students will make appointments to practice one-on-one with an instructor, and also to take their skills finals.

 

 

PUEBLO DAY CLASSES

 

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week.

Week 3: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 4: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and the day clinical hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

Pre-Class

 

Is there an orientation?

 

Orientation is done online. We will send you documents to sign online as soon as you register for a class. There is no need to come in for this.

 

 

 

Class Rules

 

What time should I arrive to class?

 

Once we resume the day hybrid class, the last two weeks of the day class will start at 9:00 am. The evening in person class starts at 4;00 pm. We recemend arriving to class a few minutes early.

 

Do we get a break during class?

 

Yes! Students are provided with a 15-minute break in both day and evening classes.

 

How many students are in a typical class?

 

In our day class, we can have up to 10 students, and in our evening class, we can have up to 10 students.

  • We have been limiting our class sizes to 5 students for in evening hybrid to comply with social distancing and CDC recommendations.

 

Should I expect homework?

 

Yes. You should expect reading assignments nightly throughout the course. You are required to log in the course daily as this will count as your attendance. You will be expected to read at least one unit, and complete at least one unit quiz per day. Because the program is accelerated, students should also plan time outside of the classroom for studying and skills practice.

 

 

 

Examinations

 

What happens if I do not pass the class?

 

All students may re-enroll for classes if they do not pass, however, a new tuition will be due upon re-enrollment.

 

Cancellations and Rescheduling

 

 

My schedule has changed, can I switch classes?

MGA Academy requires at least 24 hours’ notice for all schedule changes. You may contact our program directly at 1 (719) 418-7813 to coordinate a make-up date/time for individual classes. If the schedule change occurs within the first two weeks of class, MGA Academy will honor the student’s tuition towards a future class.

BLS Courses – FAQs

Do you provide a break to smoke?

Per AHA guidelines, we may not permit a break for smoking.

 

Can I bring my child to class with me?

Our policy DOES NOT allow children at class. Please find your own childcare arrangements.

 

How do I retrieve my CPR eCard?

Upon completion of the class you will receive an email from no-eccreply@heart.org with a link to claim your eCard.

 

I haven’t received my eCard yet. Who do I contact?

If you do not receive an eCard within one week of taking a class, contact MGA Academy at 1 (719) 418-7813.

 

Do you offer classes online?

We do not offer classes that are completely online at this time.

 

Do you offer a shorter renewal course?

Yes. Our renewal courses are 2 hours, and you must have a current unexpired BLS card issued from by the American Heart Association in order to be eligible to take the renewal course. Please bring your BLS card with you on the day of BLS.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

MGA Academy requires credit or debit card for payment. If you do not own a debit or credit card, please contact MGA Academy to discuss additional options at 1 (719) 418-7813.

QMAP Course – FAQs

What is a QMAP?

QMAP or Qualified Medication Administration Personnel or Person (s) are unlicensed staff who safely administer medications in settings authorized by law. Person (s) who successfully complete the course are considered Qualified Medication Administration Persons (QMAP) and will be uploaded to the CDPHE ( Colorado Department of Public Health And Environment) and recognized by the State of Colorado and Employers as Qualified to Administer Medications in the these Authorized setting.

 

Cost:

The cost of the QMAP course is $99. This is inclusive and includes the cost of CDPHE upload of your completion of the course.

 

Where can I work as a QMAP?

Authorized Settings: Assisted living residences , Adult foster care facilities, Alternative care facilities, Residential child care facilities , Secure residential treatment centers, State certified adult day programs , Developmentally Disabled (with additional training from PASA); to  include some Correctional Facilities, their curriculum may be slightly different or they may retrain you upon hiring.

 

What should I expect in the curriculum?

The curriculum is two weeks on online material. There will be homework required. You will be scheduled by one of our state qualified instructors to come in and take your written final and practicum.

 

How much can I make working as a QMAP?

While it depends on what type of your facility you get hired in, the average for Denver Colorado as of Nov 12, 2020, for a QMAP is $28,108 a year, that works out to be approximately $13.51 an hour. This is the equivalent of $541/week or $2,342/month. ZipRecruiter 

 

How do I register for the QMAP course?

Click on the “Become a QMAP” button and pre-register. After you pre-register your Instructor will send you a welcome email and the next steps to take. Get started today and secure your seat in an exciting fulfilling career in healthcare!

You may call 303-749-0128 with any questions you may have!