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- Medical Assistants
National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program at its school in Indianapolis utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, to prepare you for entry-level positions in ambulatory healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a healthcare provider. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma Program are able to sit for the following exams:
The medical assisting programs offered at Centennial, Georgetown, and Indianapolis are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
Graduates of the accredited programs are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam.
"The culture. I left NAU for a little over a year and new instantly that I had made the wrong decision. The culture here is like no other – we are a family, we work together – we are a team and we celebrate each other’s successes and pick each other up."
Heather Berry – Financial Advisor (staff)
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National American University’s Indianapolis campus has been serving students in the area since 2012. The Indianapolis campus offers the convenience of online classes, or a combination of both online and on ground classes. Students can pursue an associate or bachelor's degree in a wide variety of programs. In addition to its strong Indianapolis medical assistant school curriculum, NAU offers excellent programs in healthcare, business, nursing, and more. Located just off of Interstate 465 and Michigan Road on the north side, the Indianapolis campus is easily accessible from all areas of Indianapolis and the surrounding communities.