What You’ll Learn
The Certificate in Medical Assisting Specialist/Nursing Assistant Articulated program is designed to 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.
This program is designed for completion in 12 months of full-time enrollment and delivered in a hybrid format. Program goals for students 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, and technical/laboratory skills required of Nursing Assistants 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