Medical Terminology

  1. I'm looking for a legitimate on-line medical terminology course that is at a reasonable price....
    I would like to take one to help increase my chances of getting hired at my local hospital.....
    I can take the course here at the local colleges, but it'd cost $300 - $400.
    I have soooo many other courses I do have to take and I don't receive any financial aid or scholarships.....
    I just hate to spend the $ when I don't HAVE to take it....I just think it may help get my foot in the door....
    Thanks in advance for any info you all have!!
    (I also posted this on the Distance Learning Thread...But I thought this may be a good place to post also...)
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  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from RNwntaB
    I'm looking for a legitimate on-line medical terminology course that is at a reasonable price....
    I would like to take one to help increase my chances of getting hired at my local hospital.....
    I can take the course here at the local colleges, but it'd cost $300 - $400.
    I have soooo many other courses I do have to take and I don't receive any financial aid or scholarships.....
    I just hate to spend the $ when I don't HAVE to take it....I just think it may help get my foot in the door....
    Thanks in advance for any info you all have!!
    (I also posted this on the Distance Learning Thread...But I thought this may be a good place to post also...)


    I am sorry I don't know of any online courses at all. Do you have an community college's near by that might be cheaper?

    What I would do would be to order a med term book and study it on my own, its all just vocabulary and very easy to pickup you don't really need an instructor even just memorize words roots etc.. and their meanings.
  4. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from rnwntab
    i'm looking for a legitimate on-line medical terminology course that is at a reasonable price....
    i would like to take one to help increase my chances of getting hired at my local hospital.....
    i can take the course here at the local colleges, but it'd cost $300 - $400.
    i have soooo many other courses i do have to take and i don't receive any financial aid or scholarships.....
    i just hate to spend the $ when i don't have to take it....i just think it may help get my foot in the door....
    thanks in advance for any info you all have!!
    (i also posted this on the distance learning thread...but i thought this may be a good place to post also...)
    [font=franklin gothic medium]i would also go through my local community college! i don't know of any other way. this was also you know you are getting real instructors too, not just a computer on the other end...i'm taking medical terminology right now, but i'm in class. i hope it all works out for you!
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    [font=franklin gothic medium]nurse2bamy :heartbeat
  5. by   RNwntaB
    I have (3) colleges here locally...(2) state & (1) business....
    The least expensive course is $300. I know that isn't "awful"....I found a hospital in the next county that is offering a Medical Terminology course starting in the Spring of '07....I think the fee for it is $35 or $55....I may hold-out & see if it's something that will work with my schedule.

    I was really hesitant about signing on-line for the class without feedback from allnurses....

    Thanks for all your input!! I greatly appreciate it!!
  6. by   xt1
    Just buy the book from the bookstore and study in your spare time. Do you really need a teacher for terminology?
  7. by   RNwntaB
    Quote from xt1
    Just buy the book from the bookstore and study in your spare time. Do you really need a teacher for terminology?
    I'm not sure if I really need a teacher or not, I guess....
    I do now that at our local hospital, most jobs state in the education area "Medical Terminology course"....

    I guess I'd rather have an actual "teacher" to make knowledge more valid...

    Thanks for the idea though....I may need to check with the hospital to see exactly what they are looking for.
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  9. by   suzanne4
    Linda Chabner wrote a book called the Language of Medicine. It is excellent for learning medical terminology and I have used it in my overseas classes that I taught.

    It includes a built-in workbook...............and I love it.
  10. by   BSNtobe2009
    Online courses are usually more expensive because they are with private organizations. I don't recommend just picking the cheapest course and going with that one. The only "legitimate" courses are taught through accredited colleges, either online or in your area.

    What they want for the course is about right.
  11. by   natrgrrl
    I am taking medical terminology online right now. It's a fairly easy class with unit tests but no final. Out of state tuition is $60 per credit hour and it's a 3 credit class.

    http://www.mccneb.edu/

    This is the school site. Go to Find Classes and look for Biology 1050.
    Hope this helps. Good luck.

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