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NCC Awarded Continuing Accreditation for Medical Assisting

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continuing accreditation to the Medical Assisting Diploma program at Nash Community College. A peer review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognized the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation Standards.​”Accreditation helps to assure potential students that our program has met certain minimum standards and current students that they will be eligible to attain national credentials upon graduation. It also serves to tell the public that our graduates are well prepared to serve the local health care community,” NCC Director of Medical Assisting Nancy Worsinger said.
The MAERB regularly monitors the program’s compliance with outcomes assessment thresholds through the program’s Annual Report as well as other documentation that may be requested. Accreditation standards are established by CAAHEP, MAERB, American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and American Medical Association (AMA).Upon graduation, Nash Community College Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals with the ability to perform both clinical and administrative procedures. Their unique ability sets them apart from other health care professions as they work alongside physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing quality health care to ambulatory patients. Medical Assistants are specifically trained to work in settings such as doctors’ offices, clinics, health departments, and urgent care centers.

For more information about Nash Community College’s Medical Assisting program, call 252-451-8383.The next comprehensive evaluation of the Nash Community College Medical Assisting program, including an on-site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2019.