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    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I think that CMAs should be phased out, or never should have existed in the first place. I believe that only a licensed nurse should pass meds.


    As an RN, I hate being responsible for unlicensed persons' actions. The people who thought up CMAs should have to be responsible for them.
    Are you talking about medical assistants or medication aides?

    I am a CMA, Medical assistant, not a medication aide, and actually take some offense to your opinion. (Yes, you are entitled to it, and am glad you posted it. ) However, I loved my job as a CMA, and received a letter from a physician/pt that I administered the most gentle injection that he had ever received. This was a great boost to my ego.....Dr.'s don't write thank you notes like that very often...at least not to my knowledge.

    Also, it was under my belief that CMA's are under the Dr.'s responsibility, not a nurse's.

    I DEFINATELY agree that some facilities give TOO much responsibility to CNA's, med aides, and CMA's. There are some things that only RN's should be allowed to do!!!!


    Maybe after I get my RN license, and actually practice nursing, I'll feel the same way you do.:chuckle Right now, I can only comment from the CMA's point of view.:imbar


    :Reindeer:

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    Congrats to both of you! I can't apply until after May when I finish the last of my prereqs. (That's being determined to make an A in my A and P class in the spring.) lol


    Good luck!!

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    Congrats to everyone! (I hope it rubs off on me throughout my classes the next couple of years!!!):chuckle

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    I was pretty much a B student as well, and now I am retaking my prereqs to get A's. I think age and just the extreme will to do it will get you through. From what I have read on this website, even if classes don't turn out the way you want the first time, DON'T GIVE UP!!!

    MANNA .... your post is an outstanding ray of hope for us all! Thanks for your reply!

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    So far so good, my husbad thinks I'm crazy for taking this fast-track, but I didn't want to take it the same time as A and P.

    Within 1 week, I made A+ on my narrative and A+ on my descripitive writing. :hatparty:
    This week I turned in my process paper, and took my midterm which was an inclass writing assignment. I don't have the grades for those yet, and I won't know until at least Jan. 4th when I go back to class.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone, and enjoy your break!!!!

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    Congratulations! I know when I bought my first steth. in CMA school I was so excited...so excited, I bought two w/i 9 months lol

    I can't wait to go look and buy my stethoscope, suture scissors, etc, etc, etc for nursing school!! (Some of us get excited easily )

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

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    Congrats, and good luck!

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    My fall sem. class, Pyschology, started Nov. 1st. (open enrollment class) Although I finished it in 1 month, the grade will not be posted until February....grrrrr

    Although I know I made an A, I keep looking at my grades online just to see if maybe it was posted already. ...something about seeing that A on the official grade list I guess :chuckle

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    Although I do not believe the Dr. should have yelled at the RN, I agree this is not a reason to have him paged. HOWEVER...this person is only a student, and good thing. This is a good thing to learn as a student, not after finishing. Students must realize that we WILL have to deal with yelling Dr.s, family members, and at times, other coworkers. (sad but true)

    All I can say is take this as a lesson learned, and never do it! Don't let anyone take you away from your dream of becoming an RN, not even a Dr. who was probably just upset because he was busy and got interupted for a frivolous reason. Tomorrow's another day, don't hold a grudge, and just make sure you are the best nurse you can be!

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    There is nothing wrong with male nurses, as there is nothing wrong with female Dr.'s. I'm sure the whole stigma thing comes from when women couldn't go to college, and only worked to aid the Dr.

    We are, or should be, way past that era!

    I guess, eventually, someone with a problem with it will come up with a "politically correct" name to suit both genders as with the stewardess to flight attendant name change! :chuckle

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    Quote from nursestudentin05
    Thanks again
    You mentioned A and P notes I bought of Ebay, A and P Cliff notes, what are those? :imbar
    The Anatomy and Physiology Cliff Notes is about the same as those Cliff Notes you may have purchased in school when you didn't feel like reading an assigned novel. It hits on major points of A and P.....for me just another tool to cram all this stuff in my brain!!! Hopefully, the more I see it, the more I'll be able to recall it come test time! Anatomy and Physiology Cliff Notes, at times, can be found on Ebay or Half.com. Also, I have seen it at Wal-mart, and I'm sure book stores such as Barnes and Noble sell them.

    This is the same as I replied to Fox's post below, but I'll stress it here too.

    Of course these notes should not replace actual notetaking, but I thought they were very interesting. The CD even has digital pics of a disected cat from the seller's lab class.

    The seller's ID is jasoncshay, and there is a current auction for one of his CD's located at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ssPageName=WDVW. If you want to search other notes, I put in anatomy notes in the search box.

    This may or may not be helpful in your class, it all depends on the instructor, and your mode of learning. I'm glad I bought it though, the notes were clear, and the pics were very helpful to me.
    :Reindeer: :Snowman1: :Santa3:

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    Quote from Fox
    MZachry,

    I did a search for A & P notes on ebay, but came up with nothing. Was these notes very helpful for you.
    Of course these notes should not replace actual notetaking, but I thought they were very interesting. The CD even has digital pics of a disected cat from the seller's lab class.

    The seller's ID is jasoncshay, and there is a current auction for one of his CD's located at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW. If you want to search other notes, I put in anatomy notes in the search box.

    This may or may not be helpful in your class, it all depends on the instructor, and your mode of learning. I'm glad I bought it though, the notes were clear, and the pics were very helpful to me.

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    To study I have: an A and P coloring book, flash cards, study guide, A and P notes I bought of Ebay, A and P Cliff notes, A and P Made Easy, several bookmarked AandP websites, and the website for the A and P book itself.

    I have been looking at a variety of tissue pics hoping this will help me get a better understanding of what I will be looking for for each tissue. (...compact bone is easy b/c it looks like a tree cut in half with the rings showing.) I also printed pics out from the A and P book's website and made flashcards for the tissues. I may even draw out exactly what I see in the microscope, and make flashcards from that too.

    I plan on recording all the lectures, and labs if possible with my microcassette recorder, and I plan on taking digitals of everything, if the instructor approves. This way I can study exactly what I will be looking at during lab tests.

    Hope this helps, and GOOD LUCK!!!

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    WOW! This class still has 5 major papers due, in-class assignments, and reading assignments. All this in a total of 3 weeks.... again I say WOW! :uhoh21:


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