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Kaplan University Campus Programs

Health Sciences

Dental Assistant Diploma
Are you interested in becoming an integral part of a dental practice? Consider Kaplan University’s Dental Assistant Diploma. The program is designed to prepare you to assist the dentist chairside and conduct related office and lab procedures.* You’ll study how to perform duties such as instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, creating impressions, model trimming, and charting. In addition, you’ll complete an externship at a dental office clinic, hospital, or other dental facility where you can actively participate in patient care.

Medical Assisting Certificate
As a medical assistant, you could work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in this rewarding field, Kaplan University’s medical assistant program could help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills.* The curriculum focuses on how to perform specific duties such as assisting the supervising physician with administering injections, taking vital signs, recording EKGs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, carrying out basic accounting functions, and understanding the fundamentals of charting and documentation. In addition, you will complete a practicum that enables you to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.

Medical Billing/Coding Certificate
Medical billing and coding is an administrative support specialty that is expected to become significantly more important as patient records are increasingly scrutinized by health insurance companies, regulators, courts, and consumers. At Kaplan University, you could develop the skills to seek entry-level employment in this field.* The curriculum concentrates on helping students acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to submit medical claims for reimbursement, process bills, operate computerized billing systems, and work with various insurance plans. In addition, you will receive hands-on training through additional hours of practical experience in medical billing, coding, and administrative functions in a classroom lab setting.


Associate of Science in Nursing—Iowa and Nebraska
Kaplan University’s Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed for those with no prior nursing education as well as those who have a nursing background and would like to expand their educational horizons. Coursework focuses on the knowledge, clinical skills, and work habits necessary to successfully direct and manage patient care, communicate with patients and caregivers, and participate as a member of a health care team. The degree program includes instruction in the classroom and online, as well as laboratory and clinical settings.

Practical Nursing Diploma
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the rewarding field of nursing? Kaplan University’s Practical Nursing Diploma is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills that could help you make a difference in patients' lives.* Combining classroom learning with training in laboratory and clinical settings, the Practical Nursing Diploma could prepare you to deliver care to patients under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. The curriculum, which includes group discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory training, helps you develop professionalism, effective communication skills, and competence in the application of clinical competencies.

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.

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