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- Medical Assistants
National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program at its school in Kansas City (Zona Rosa) 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 Albuquerque, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Indianapolis, Mesquite, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita (East), and Zona Rosa 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.
"I like the flexibility of class times. It works well with my schedule and family. The instructors are great and have encouraged me to finish!" Donna Joy (student)
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National American University’s Zona Rosa campus is conveniently located in the Zona Rosa outdoor shopping center in the northland region of Kansas City. The Zona Rosa campus has been serving students in western Missouri since 2005, and is the northern-most campus of four NAU locations in the KC metro area. In addition to its strong business, legal studies, information technology, and allied health curriculum, the Zona Rosa campus offers an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, which is taught in a state-of-the-art facility where students practice hands-on learning. Located at Interstate 29 and Barry Road, approximately four miles from the Kansas City International Airport, the Zona Rosa campus is easily accessible from all major traffic arteries and the city’s bus service.