hang on there, proud....you are treading on a lot of us certified medical assistant's who are going on to be lpn's....but to report that the bon told you that they are not a legal title and should not administer meds is suspect information. not only is a medical assistant a state/national certification, but under the direction of a physician, can not only administer medication, but can remove sutures, start an i.v., dress & debreidment of wounds, remove skin tags, etc. there is a lot of clinical skills an ma has, even more so than a cna. it is true, there is no license, but an ma works under a physician, and is covered by their license, and the physician does not need to "supervise
"- my m.a's have standing orders set by our physician to perform duties when he/she is not on site. this may vary from state to state, but the state board of physicians website would let anyone know the "scope of practice"
for m.a.'s in that state.
as for myself, i chose
to go forward and pursue my lpn because of toping out in my pay, and this was the likely path.
maybe i take offense too easily, but a career decision should be based on facts, not feelings..................so no hard feelings, just the facts