Medical Assistants in the office - page 13

This is probably going to open a can of worms.............but how do you all feel about replacing nurses in the office setting with Medical Assistants? How (if at all) do you feel it affects patient... Read More

  1. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from am27
    I could give you plenty for Minnesota. But I could find one in your state or any state you want me to. Be more specific.
    You listed Texas, that's my area. I don't need specifics because as I said I looked & I'm not gonna list the colleges on here.
  2. by   klone
    Anoka-Ramsey does not offer an AS in MA
    North Hennepin does not offer an AS in MA
    MCTC does not offer an AS in MA
    Neither does Normandale
    Neither does Inver Hills

    (I'm from Minnesota)

    Again, can you give us some examples of community colleges that offer an associate's program in MA?
  3. by   am27
    Just curious, what are the schools that don't offer AD but offer a certificate??
  4. by   Jensmom7
    Quote from am27
    I'm not sure, I don't have an associate's degree in medical assisting. A medical assistant and a nurse are two different things. Perhaps someone wants to be a medical assistant and not a nurse, which seems obvious.
    You really need to learn how to use the quote feature.
  5. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from am27
    Just curious, what are the schools that don't offer AD but offer a certificate??
    Who are you talking to?
  6. by   klone
    Quote from am27
    Just curious, what are the schools that don't offer AD but offer a certificate??
    I just posted three.
  7. by   am27
    Century College, Anoka-Ramsey, Anoka Tech, Hennepin Tech. And those are just the ones I could think of and looked at the sites really quick to make sure.
  8. by   am27
    I was talking about the LVN's posts and a community college around her that offers an AD in medical assisting because I am pretty sure there is.
  9. by   klone
    Quote from am27
    Century College, Anoka-Ramsey, Anoka Tech, Hennepin Tech. And those are just the ones I could think of and looked at the sites really quick to make sure.
    They do not offer associate's degrees in medical assisting. I apologize, Hennepin and Anoka Tech does. ARCC does not. Neither does Century.
  10. by   quiltynurse56
    Here is one in Nebraska: https://www.cccneb.edu/medicalassisting/

    They started their program in the late 70's before there were ADN programs in nursing. I, for one, could not afford the 3 year certificate or the BSN at the time I took it at that time. I needed employment where when moving around the country for my husband's work, i would be able to obtain employment. It was much later that I went for nursing. Since I left Nebraska, this school started their ADN program. I would have taken that if it were available to me at the time.

    So, there is one school who has the Associate's and one reason why someone would take it other than nursing. Also, maybe they aren't real sure if they want to be a nurse and this career helps them to decide.
  11. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from am27
    I was talking about the LVN's posts and a community college around her that offers an AD in medical assisting because I am pretty sure there is.
    San Antonio is close (depending on your idea of close in Texas), but not realistic for people if they don't have transportation or that much money.

    I'm not gonna post what college that is because it's close to me. You didn't even want to post what state you lived in, why would I post that community college on a public forum? If I post that someone would very easily be able to identify me.
  12. by   am27
    OrganizedChaosLVN: Why would you post the name of a school that you don't even go to? k you're right; that'd be crazy
  13. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from am27
    Why would you post the name of a school that you don't even go to? k you're right; that'd be crazy
    I have attended all three of those schools, actually. So since I have I'm not going post the colleges.

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