Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting at Nashville, Tennessee prides itself as the provider of the nation's largest assisting program. This school, as well as its faculty, instructors and staff is certified by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). It is also accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The campus lies in a 12,000 square feet land consists of offices, classrooms and laboratory facilities.
To qualify for admission, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent, CPR certified, experienced in O.R. scrub, employed in a healthcare facility or private office and have daily access to computer.
The Medical Assisting program has a comprehensive curriculum and it is divided into three phases. Students are required to complete the first 13 modules through the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) online program prior to continuing to the next phase with the course Applied Science Lab. Hands-on instruction on surgical specialties is conducted in the school's cutting-edge laboratory facility with four operating room stations, and complete equipment and supplies. In the last phase of the program, students must finish 135 cases in diverse specialties with the support of a Surgeon or a Certified Assistant.
- Tuition: $5995.00
- Lab Fee: $750.00
- Processing fee: $250.00
- Total Program Costs: $6995.00
This college, as it adheres to its goal to provide exceptional training to students, implements programs of highest quality in compliance with the published surgical assisting education guidelines.
The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. The list may differ from current programs, for a complete list of what is being offered students should visit the school's website.
Surgical Technologist (900 Hours)
Surgical technologist program takes usually twelve months to complete.
- Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $8,000*
- Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $130*
- Around 300 students completed the surgical technologist program last year
- The surgical technologist program takes about 12 months to complete
Learn more about surgical technologist programs by taking a look at our surgical technologist schools profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||23%||$2,558|
|Student Loans (Federal)||34%||$6,210|