Student to Medical Assistant (S2MA) Sponsorship Program In Pediatrics

(CNA to MA):

Helping Students Prepare for a Career in Pediatrics as a Medical Assistant

Are you interested in becoming a pediatric medical assistant and looking to build on your career?

If you have a passion for working with children of all ages, then apply to Children’s exclusive sponsorship program, which includes:

  • Up to $5,000 in sponsorship for education expenses
  • Paid CNA work in Children’s outpatient specialty clinic setting to learn to care for pediatric patients
  • Realistic job previews to help identify a focus area for the student as a future medical assistant
  • Flexible scheduling throughout the program
  • 1:1 mentoring support
  • $2,000 bonus upon completion of the Medical Assistant Sponsorship Program

Apply for Student to Medical Assistant (S2MA) Program

At Children’s Nebraska, our S2MA program provides sponsorship funds and employment to support students who are interested in a career in pediatrics as a medical assistant.


Applications for the Student to Medical Assistant (S2MA) Pediatric Sponsorship Program will be accepted from qualified individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Current and valid Nurse Aide registry in the state of Nebraska required
  • Currently enrolled in or accepted into a medical assistant program
  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association is required

Application & Interview Process

Applications are accepted online for a new cohort of the S2MA Sponsorship Program each spring, summer, and fall. Based on established criteria, qualified candidates will be invited to complete the S2MA interview process.

Areas Participating In The Program

Specialty Clinic Areas

Children’s has the largest group of specialty pediatric providers in Nebraska, located at the main campus, 8200 Dodge St. Offering more than 50 specialty services, we see a large variety of patients, including patients who have multiple special health needs requiring complex care. Some of those specialties are currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the top pediatric programs in the country.

  • Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Autism Diagnostic Clinic
  • Cardiac Care
  • Children’s Development Clinic (CDC)
  • Children’s Advocacy Team
  • Craniofacial Clinic
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
  • Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Helmet Clinic
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Metabolic Bone & Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic
  • Metabolic Management
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • Weight & Wellness

Important Dates

  • Accepting applications now with flexible start dates’

Contact Us

Please call 402-955-6000 or email [email protected] for more information about the S2MA program.


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