Many of the institutions offering medical assisting programs in or near Omaha are for-profit or 2-year public schools. Based on distinction, student-to-faculty ratio and number of certificates awarded, the following school is considered a top school for medical assisting studies in Omaha:
- Winner: Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health in Omaha is the only 4-year not-for-profit school in the area providing a program in medical assisting. It is also the only school with medical assisting studies in the area that is directly affiliated with a healthcare system.
School Info Chart
|Category||Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health|
|Distinction||Affiliated with the Nebraska Methodist Health System, one of the state's largest health systems|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $13,302*|
|Medical Assisting Programs Offered||Certificate|
|Medical Assisting Certificates Awarded in 2012-2013||17*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||68%*|
|Noteworthy||Medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
- 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- College offers ten fully-equipped labs including a human cadaver laboratory
- More than 90% of the college's faculty hold a terminal degree in their fields
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health (NMC) is a private, non-profit medical education institute founded in 1891. The college enrolls approximately 900 students annually. The Allied Health Division offers the medical assistant program. This program incorporate hands-on learning in the classroom and in the laboratory.
The Medical Assistant Certificate program can be completed in one year. Courses include medical terminology, human diseases, pharmacology, medical ethics, administrative procedures and laboratory techniques. Students can apply what they've learned and gain field training through a 300-hour clinical experience. Students also attend a medical assisting seminar. Before graduating, students must take the professional certification exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).