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- Medical Assistants
National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program from its school in Overland Park 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.
"NAU is a great place to work because we are like a family. We echo the mission statement of a caring and supportive learning environment. I know that I can always count on my fellow employees for help when I need it."
Rachel Muller – Enrollment and Completion Advisor (staff)
To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.
National American University’s Overland Park campus is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The Overland Park campus has been serving students in western Missouri and eastern Kansas since 2001, and is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong medical assistant school curriculum, the Overland Park school offers an exciting nursing program: the Bachelor’s in Nursing - Generalist degree. Located at 103rd Street and Highway 69 just north of the Corporate Woods area, the Overland Park campus is easily accessible from Highway 69 and Interstate 435.