Below, you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions about the Medical Assistant Program at North-West College:
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Is a Medical Assistant the same as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
No. The requirements for licensure are different for a Medical Assistant and a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNAs must undergo additional specialized training to receive their certification. CNAs act as a liaison between patients and Registered Nurses. Medical Assistants, on the other hand, often report to a doctor or office manager and handle a variety of administrative tasks, along with some direct patient care.
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