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Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated

Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated

The South College Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated program is designed to help prepare graduates who wish to gain credentials as both a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled healthcare professionals who perform administrative and clinical tasks, manage emergency situations, communicate effectively and provide instruction to patients. Nursing Assistants are trained caregivers who work directly with patients and nurses at hospitals and other patient-care facilities.

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Degree Features

Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated

  1. Program Duration

    12 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated applicants

  3. Location

    Earn your Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated certificate in Orlando, Knoxville or Nashville!

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state and local programs, grants and scholarships is available, though options vary from state to state. To learn more about the financial aid options that could help you pursue a Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated certificate, contact us today.

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Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated

Program Overview

This certificate program is designed for completion in 12 months of full-time enrollment. During the program, students receive helpful guidance from Student Success Advisors and faculty, as they work to gain foundational knowledge and master skills. Designed to prepare skilled, confident professionals in three key learning domains, the program’s goals include:

  • Cognitive (knowledge): The establishment of a firm healthcare knowledge base, including general patient care, medical office routines and entry-level competencies in fundamental concepts, theories, practices and procedures
  • Psychomotor (skills): The development of clerical, administrative, clinical, technical and laboratory skills required of Nursing and Medical Assistants as applicable to the needs of the community
  • Affective (behavior): The growth of students into competent professionals who will demonstrate superior ethical, moral and legal integrity

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Accreditation

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATES, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL NURSING

State Authorization (Asheville, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Orlando)

The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Parkside Learning Site (Knoxville) received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in December 2003, with full approval granted in September 2008. Approval for the addition of the Nashville Learning Site was granted in November 2016. The Master of Science in Nursing program received approval in November 2016. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program received approval in February 2020. The Post-Graduate Certificate programs received approval in August 2021. The South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Asheville Learning Site received initial approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in February 2016, with full approval granted in May 2019. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Atlanta Learning Site received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing in September 2018. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Orlando Learning Site received initial approval from the Florida Board of Nursing in November 2021. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at the Indianapolis campus received initial accreditation from the Indiana Board of Nursing in July 2022.

The South College Associate of Science in Nursing program (Knoxville & Nashville Learning Site) was approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in November 2022. The program was approved by the Florida Board of Nursing in January 2023 and the Georgia Board of Nursing in March 2023.

The South College Certificate program in Practical Nursing offered at the Parkside Learning Site (Knoxville) received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in February 2018. Approval for the addition of the Nashville Learning Site was granted in November 2018. The Certificate program in Practical Nursing was approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing for the Atlanta Learning Site in May 2019 to begin the first class in June 2020. The Certificate program in Practical Nursing was approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for the Orlando Learning Site in November 2021. The Certificate program in Practical Nursing was approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing for the Pittsburgh Learning Site in March 2023.

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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