National American University's Associate of Applied Science Medical Assisting degree program offered through NAU's school in Omaha, Nebraska (Bellevue, NE) utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, in order to prepare you for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in ambulatory healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. 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 physician.
To learn more about medical assisting program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.
To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (402) 972-4250 or visit the Bellevue campus page.
The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program offered through the Bellevue campus responds to the needs and expectations of the ever-changing healthcare environment including physicians, the public, employers, graduates, students, faculty, and nationally accepted standards of roles and functions. Through a student-centered competency-based curriculum, NAU utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains to prepare students for a career within the scope of specific training and state law.
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Medical Record Management
- Laboratory Techniques I
- Laboratory Techniques II
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) after the completion of your associate degree
Graduate and Employer Satisfaction
The following table presents the weighted average of responses submitted by graduates of the medical assisting program and employers of graduates who participated in annual satisfaction surveys conducted during the following years:
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The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Austin, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita, 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 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
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About Omaha, Nebraska (Bellevue Campus)
National American University's Bellevue campus is conveniently located in the heart of the Omaha metro area. The Bellevue
campus has been serving students in Nebraska since fall 2011, and is considered one of NAU's premier campus locations. In
addition to its strong business and health care curriculum, the Bellevue campus offers excellent degree programs in information
technology, medical assisting, and criminal justice. Located at the intersection of Highway 370 and 36th Street in Bellevue, the
campus is convenient to anywhere in the metro area and surrounding communities.