Jackie Ireland, Medical Assistant instructor at Franklin Technology Center, has been a Medical Assistant since 1992. Jackie has a Degree in Medical Assisting along with being a Registered Medical Assistant and a National Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Jackie has her Teaching certificate through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with the state of Missouri.
For the past 15 years, Jackie has taught all the clinical procedures and some of the administrative procedures for the Medical Assistant Program here at Franklin Technology Center.
Jackie takes her job seriously as she trains students to draw blood, take vitals and give injections. When students leave class Jackie takes pride knowing that students can perform the duties as a medical assistant.
Jackie stays current with medical assistant requirements by keeping up with her continuing education and staying on top of her phlebotomy skills working PRN for Freeman Hospital in Joplin as a phlebotomist.
In her spare time, Jackie can be found riding her Harley with her husband and son and keeping involved with her church.
LEISA NIVENS, RMA, CPC, NCMOA
Medical Assistant Program Coordinator
Leisa joined Franklin Technology Center in 2001. She has been the Medical Assistant Program Coordinator for the past nine years. In addition to being the Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, she is also an instructor for some of the courses. Her primary areas of teaching are coding,
administrative medical procedures, and insurance & billing.
Leisa holds numerous professional certifications. She is a Registered Medical Assistant, Certified Professional Coder, and a National Certified Medical Assistant.
One of Leisa’s favorite duties as the program coordinator is meeting with prospective students and informing them about all the great things Franklin Technology Center has to offer. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is hearing from past graduates and how going to Franklin Tech changed their lives for the better.
A life-long native of southwest Missouri, Leisa is married and has one adult son.