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  1. Vet to MA to BSN?
    Sigh, I hope I'm in the right place. I am posting in the nurses forum in hopes of advice so I don't cost myself anymore grief or more importantly, pay for student loans in a degree I'm not happy in....
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. From Military to CNA
    I think you've made a great choice, and thanks for serving! I'm a Navy Vet (Hospital Corpsman type), and I have been fortunate enough to work a couple jobs based on my Corpsman training alone (I've...
    Mar 30
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Discouraged
    Hey everyone! So I was talking to my near and dear aunt about my plans to pursue a BSN. I'm currently a RMA and planning to start general ed courses this fall. However, I just don't know if I'll...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Does any1 know where I can get mosbys textbook?
    Amazon? Check out Chegg.com :) Maybe you could rent the text? Amazon offers new and used textbooks and textbook rentals. Best of luck :) Let me know if it works out!
    Mar 14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. 30+ club!  Lets do this together.
    I'm 31 and have been in the medical field off and on for over nine years. First, I wanted to be a nurse since I was six. I joined the Navy and became a Hospital Corpsman. In 2008 I wrapped up my...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Is MA same as LPN
    Yeah, seen and heard it. :no:
    Mar 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Is MA same as LPN
    On my first or second day in urgent care a patient asked me after I obtained their vitals and histories if I was a "nurse". I said "No, I'm actually a Medical Assistant. I'll be assisting the...
    Mar 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Spring Forward
    So who are the lucky ones that lose an hour in their shift while the other loses an hour of sleep tonight?? I gained an hour when we fell back while on shift and lose and hour of sleep tonight ~...
    Mar 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Eating on the run in pt care
    Nice!! Thanks :)
    Mar 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Eating on the run in pt care
    I see a blender purchase in my very near future ;-) Thanks for all the ideas!! I love apples and peanut butter, def going to check out the cliff bar (I'm a chocoholic myself), trail mix and...
    Mar 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Eating on the run in pt care
    Nice! I've yet to find a cliff bar I actually enjoyed, which one(s) are your go-to?
    Mar 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Eating on the run in pt care
    Awesome! Thanks a lot :) You're absolutely right about "don't bring anything that requires reheating or utensils". Ain't no body got time for that!! I especially don't want any of the nasties...
    Mar 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Eating on the run in pt care
    Hello! I recently just started a position as a "medic" (I'm a RMA operating in my scope of practice, but the position is termed "medic"). Well although I've worked as an ER tech and did a PCT...
    Mar 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Is MA same as LPN
    As a RMA with a diploma, and military background, I can tell you that LVN/LPN is different from MA. I feel that and know very well that LVN/PN's have more in depth training. I mean there is no such...
    Mar 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. I dont know where else to turn.
    I have doubts about your issue. You need to drop the "I'm the victim" mentality. Obviously there is some sort of a problem as the reasons you were "let go" are similar. Body language says a lot....
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. App fee to volunteer?!?
    So as a RMA that has been out of practice for a year, I decided to get my feet damp by applying to volunteer at a local hospital while working on my long list of pre reqs. I was ready to hand deliver...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Dating former patient
    In other words, politely decline and carry on smartly.
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Dating former patient
    There is nothing "difficult" about this "situation". It's sweet of you to care, but as far as professionalism and facts are concerned, this is a no brainer.
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. MA to PCT?
    Hello, and happy Labor Day:wavey: I was fortunate to land a position as a Patient Care Technician in a large university hospital based on my military training and experience (Hospital Corpsman -...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  20. AMT
    AMT
    I took the test over a year ago. I didn't study much and scored an 88.
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. I need this SO BAD!
    After playing phone tag with a head hunter this afternoon, I might FINALLY get in to a prominent healthcare provider of metro Atlanta. I've tried so many times to get on board as a RMA with this...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    *weight watchers
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    I'm going to check out weight watches myself. Also, if you have an iPhone, there is a FREE app that is wonderful - LoseIt.
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    You know, I'll admit that I am currently overweight. I knew there was an issue when I was a PCT when I was worn out within a minute of providing compressions in a code. The patient should not have to...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. 30+ club!  Lets do this together.
    I'm 30, married, and just getting into my pre reqs for the BSN. I currently work part time and support my husband whom is also in college as well. Empty nester in metro Atlanta.
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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