NIMAA Approved to Offer Federal Financial Aid to Eligible Students

Title IV Approval Allows NIMAA Students to Access Pell Grants The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its approval to participate in the Federal Student Aid Program (FSA). The FSA program is designed to provide financial assistance needed to attend post-secondary institutions like NIMAA. Participation in the FSA program will …

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The Spirit of Transparency: A Conversation with NIMAA Externship Partner Chicago Family Health Center

“We want to consider ourselves not only in the community, but we are part of the community. Everyone who walks into the door, you see them as yourself,” says Pasue Mahan, Senior Clinic Manager, Chicago Family Health Center NIMAA is proud to partner with healthcare organizations that share our vision of transparent and accessible pathways …

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Clinical Support Workforce Crisis: What Teaching Health Centers Have to Offer

By Lori Nichols, MSPH, NIMAA Director of Business and Partnership Development Healthcare experts predict that the primary care workforce in the United States is nearing a crisis due to a decreasing proportion of medical school graduates opting for careers in primary care. Couple this with a rising number of providers nearing retirement, and we are …

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Approved By Pennsylvania Department of Education, Now Eligible to Operate in 20 States

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its approval to operate as a private licensed school in the state of Pennsylvania. This addition brings NIMAA one step closer to providing its innovative eight-month online education program for medical assistants across the United States. Founded by two community health centers, Community …

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The Importance of Educating Medical Assistants on Proper Patient Care of the LGBTQ+ Community

By Dawn Chambers, NIMAA Instructor *Names have been changed for patient privacy purposes In 2010, I had just begun my career as an eager and excited Medical Assistant (MA). After only a week of working in the clinic, I was placed with a physician who primarily served the LGBTQ+ community and specialized in caring for …

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Partners with Community College of Denver in Medical Assisting Articulation Agreement

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Community College of Denver (CCD). The newly developed articulation agreement allows graduates from NIMAA’s medical assisting program to transfer seamlessly into CCD’s associate of applied science (AAS) degree in medical assisting. This collaboration allows students who graduate from NIMAA’s eight-month …

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Welcome New Team Members!

NIMAA would like to introduce our three newest team members: Dawn Chambers, Tiara Edwards and Natalie Skaggs. Dawn is an instructor at NIMAA. Before joining the NIMAA team she worked in various areas of the healthcare field from Family Medicine to Neurosciences as a Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant Scribe. In 2018 Dawn …

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NIMAA’s High-Touch Program

By Carolina Rose, NIMAA Distance Education Manager Now that we have a vaccine and COVID-19 herd immunity is in sight, we can all start to get excited about returning to “normal” life. While the pandemic has created a great deal of disruption in our daily lives, it has also provided opportunities for change in the …

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