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    abbnurse likes this.

    Englishgeek -- Your post is my new "happy place" to go to when the wolves come scratching at the doors.

    Thank you for the bright ray of sunshine!

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    JedaM and OnOn2NICU like this.

    Quote from JedaM
    Another question!
    BMCC's general chem is 110 and hunters is 101. Does it matter? I want to make sure it's transferable. Or as long as they are both gen chem I'm ok?
    the class i am enrolled in is General Organic Bio Chem.
    what is the difference between general chem and gen Orgo bio chem
    Ah! You ARE in the chem/biochem/orgo combo class. This is NOT a Gen Orgo class or even a Gen Chem class. It's a survey-type class that covers a little bit of everything, and isn't a higher level class. It does not supplant a Gen Chem or Gen Orgo prereq.

    At most colleges, Intro Chem is a first-year Chem class for non-science majors, Gen Chem is a first-year chem class for science majors, and the chem/biochem/orgo class is for non-science majors who need a non-specific science credit. Kinda similar to the Integrated Physics/Chemistry class offered by many high schools.

    Intro and Gen Chem cover inorganic chemistry and maybe a tad of orgo towards the end. Intro and Gen Orgo are strictly organic chemistry -- the study of substances containing carbon.

    Some BSN nursing programs will accept the chem/biochem/orgo combo class as the required chem class, but be sure to check first so you're not wasting your time.

    it's a rare BSN program that would require students to take Gen Orgo. Gen Orgo is usually for chemistry majors or medical students. Most BSN programs do require at least Intro Chem, so make sure the chem/biochem/orgo class you are currently in will meet the prereqs for whatever BSN programs you intend to apply to. Very few ADN programs require a chem class.

    Don't rely on the numbering system when comparing two different colleges, unless your state's public college system has a universal cross-over list that shows what class would correspond to what class.

    In short, the level of increasing difficulty is: chem/biochem/orgo combo class; intro chem; gen chem; intro orgo; gen orgo.

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    OnOn2NICU likes this.

    None of the colleges around here would have allowed you to take Gen Orgo without having taken Gen Chem -- unless you requested and received special approval or the Gen Orgo is an intro gen chem/biochem/orgo chem combination course.

    High school chem class will not have given you what you need to succeed in Gen Orgo.

    Better to be bummed than flunking out of the class!

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    shan409 and cocoluv06 like this.

    A passive-aggressive approach isn't going to work with this person, and you need to define the limitations clearly and NOW before it drags on. Be up front and tell her that you are going to the library to study on your own. Does the library have individual study carrels anywhere, instead of group tables? Or a "quiet room" where talking isn't allowed? Your willingness to help a fellow student is admirable, but not if it jeopardizes your own study time and not if she is taking advantage of you. You are doing her no favors in the long run by continuing to do the work for her. She will never learn to think, nor will she develop critical thinking skills, if you continue making this easy for her.

    A study partner is just that -- a partner, someone who gives as well as receives. So, unless you truly enjoy this rather one-sided situation, change it. And the longer you let it continue, the harder it will be to change it. So change it NOW if you want to change it at all.

    Been there, done that, have the blood-sucking leech marks to prove it.

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    Whoa! Thanks for that tidbit, Moonchild86! The fact that the callbacks are slow or nonexistent puts some tarnish on that shine, for sure.

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    Can't answer your question about working conditions, other than noticing that the Harris County Sheriff's Office website advert for LVNs has been a constant banner for over a year now. Makes you wonder why they are ALWAYS looking for LVNs??

    UTMB Health appears to have the current contract for Galveston County Jail, according to the website job adverts.

    Seems like LVN job opportunities in the Harris County/Galveston County/UTMB correctional care areas are strong.

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    Most of the updated info can be found on the AAMA website. Good luck!

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    Go ahead and apply -- it can't hurt!

    A "medical assistant" is nothing more than a job title, and carries no specific certification or education. If a physician or clinic wants to hire someone off the street and train them to be a medical assistant, there's nothing stopping them.

    OTOH, a "certified" or "registered" medical assistant is more than a job title -- it's a certification that requires graduation from an approved program (CMA) or a set number of years of employment as an MA (RMA), PLUS passing the national exam.

    If certification is required, most ads will make that clear. However, many smaller offices/clinics are willing to take someone with an adequate entry-level background and train them to be a "medical assistant." These generally start out as minimum-wage jobs, and you learn only what is needed for that particular clinic/physician.

    You have hospital experience, but do you have "clinical" experience? Answering multi-line phones, handling patient calls, medical records, setting up patient exam rooms, running lab tests, blood draws, processing insurance claims, getting vitals, basic health histories and "what brings you here today" info, helping with exams, etc. If they are willing to train you, it would give you some flexibility for future jobs.

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    Have you checked with the AAMA to verify that you cannot sit for the cert exam? If you have verified that you cannot, then your only other choice is to see if you can sit for the RMA exam (registered medical assistant) and whether your employer would accept that method of certification. The RMA exam does require you to have a certain number of years' employment to sit for the exam.

    The majority of states have nothing to do with medical assistant certification -- it's a national certification.

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    aeris99 and LadyFree28 like this.

    ALWAYS. It's a glimpse at the inside scoop of what's going on in your state's nursing world. I'm always amazed at what I learn by reading the minutes. Ours here in Texas are published on the BON website.

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    lpn2B2016, Missingyou, and CNACJ like this.

    Best wishes! We'll leave the light on for you.

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    Shelexis, jbward, and LaceElaine like this.

    I am aghast that the "nursing" version of the clipboard on Amazon is PINK. Bright, glaring PINK. The non-nursing versions are white or aluminum. Getting patients and the public to take us seriously is difficult enough without having to carry around something an eighth grade girl would coo over. Luckily the decorative glitter and unicorn stickers are sold separately.

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    Quote from iamsansu
    Hi! I just want to know when will be the unification of dha and haad will take effect in UAE? Thanks
    It happened back in January and will take effect end of April. Google told me that in two seconds. Why are you posting this question on this thread?

    Sorry, nicki1234 -- I hope someone replies to your question.

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    I'm waiting to see how their 2013 NCLEX results look. They were wayyyyy down for the ADN program this year. Ouch!