Hello all, I am new here, I have been around reading some posts for the last few days and decided to post.
I am not a nurse, but am starting school this spring for Medical Asst. I am very exited, and ready to get started.
I use to be a CNA, and worked with the nursing homes, although I loved it, I did not like the mental, emotional, and physical abuse being done to the residents, and expected to keep my mouth shut about it. So I left that profession and let the Supervisor know what I had seen and heard.
I have always loved the medical profession, and want to become a CMA.
Can someone tell me how it differs from being a nurse? I know that there are certain things that a nurse can do that a CMA can't, but other than that what is the differnece?