Dec 06, 2023  
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1 
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1

Medical Assistant/Nursing Assistant Articulated, Certificate

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In keeping with the mission of the college, the mission of the Medical Assisting/Nursing Assistant Articulated program at South College is to prepare graduates who wish to gain credentials as both a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care professionals that perform administrative and clinical tasks, manage emergency situations, communicate effectively, and provide instruction to patients, thus performing as an integral member of the health care team. Nursing Assistants are trained caregivers who work directly with patients and nurses at hospitals and other patient care facilities.
Goals include:

  • Establish a firm base of knowledge in healthcare basics, general patient care, and medical office routines which provides entry-level competencies in the fundamental concepts and theories applicable to medical assisting and nursing assistant practices and procedures. (Cognitive)
  • Engender the development of skills in clerical/administrative, clinical, and laboratory/technical areas pertinent to entry-level competencies of a medical assistant and the needs of the community and employment market. (Psychomotor)
  • Foster the growth of students into competent medical assisting professionals who will demonstrate superior principles of legal, ethical, and moral integrity. (Affective)

This program is designed for completion by full-time students in 12 months. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare competent entry-level Medical Assistants/Nursing Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains;
  • Prepare Medical Assistants who meet the academic standards as set forth by South College and the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as established in the Standards and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for Medical Assistants 2015;
  • Prepare Nursing Assistants who meet the academic standards as set for by South College and the requirements of the state of Tennessee;
  • Produce graduates that have the competence to perform in entry-level positions as a Certified Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistants within the community;
  • Prepare graduates that can successfully become employed within the community health care market.

The following curriculum for the Certificate in Medical Assistant/Nursing Assistant Articulated program is offered at the Knoxville and Nashville campuses (Hybrid).

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