Hi everyone I am new to the forum and so GLAD to be here. Maybe someone can give me some advice. I'm a 50 year old woman, who is returning to work as a Medical Assistant. Fortunately I've found a physician's office that will let me start out slowly at brushing up on my skills. Many years ago when my husband was military, I started an LPN program but with only one quarter left till graduation uncle sam required that we make yet another move back to Germany. Three tours in all.
Now my kids are grown and I am wondering if it's too late to go back (of course I'd have to start another program all over again) and complete the nursing program. I really want a license but wonder if I'm too old now to start from scratch. That's why I'm getting my feet wet with working in a physicians back offie.
Does anyone know if it's possible to apply any of my MA training and life experience/skills towards Nursing? Since they have LPN to RN etc. why don't they have an
MA to LPN program? If you look in the classified adds, alot of places even advertise for MA's and LPN's together.
Example: Looking for LPN/MA to work back office at ...........
Ma's are not required to have a license (in Indiana) though we perform a lot of the same duties, and some duties that are more technical in nature than an LPN. PLEASE help out this indy MA
Any suggestions/direction or advice would be great. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post.