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    Had a 1.2 GPA now I'm in the RN Program

    Thank you for sharing your story!! I was also in college about 13 years ago my gpa is about a 1.5, I lost my father and had to leave the country and to top it off I broke my ankle. I was suppose to be a mortician. Now that I am very ready I'm starting at a cc. I'm retaking all failed and E classes. I don't care how long it takes but I'll make it. I have been prepping myself even though my classes don't start till next year. I bought a bunch of math, bio, and nursing books. I even started learning pharmacology. I've been a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for about 15 years. Your story brings hope to me. I know all situations are different but I am still hopeful!! Thank you!
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    SXU Applying for Nursing

    Hi everyone!! I have a few questions and hope I can get some help. Thank you in advance! ������. I am going to an open house at SXU this week. I'll give you a little background of my story. I'm 33 years old single mom of 3 boys. I've been an MA for the past 15 years. I have no degree of any sort. But I am very interested in finally pursuing my dream. Do you think I have a chance getting into the university with my GED? I have some college credits from Moraine but they are more than 10 years or so. I don't mind an extra year for my bsn I know I have to complete the pre reqs. I am terrified that now I'm too old or that they turn me away. I did things backwards in my life and I know you hear this a lot but Nursing is my passion. I have had the privilege of working under beautiful souls (nurses). Sorry if I didn't place in the right forum.
  3. I think it depends on what your wife would Like to do? For example most of the jobs I have worked at required me to preform front and back duties. I do ekg, labs, vitals, assist minor procedures, poc testing, abi's, pft, med refills, (non narcotic) with provider authoritization. But I can also work the front schedule appt., verify insurance, authorizations medical records the whole works! I would say become an MA if she ever gets tired of working the front she can always work the back.
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    Should I retake Medical assistant training?

    Don't know what part you are from, but in Chicago we have lots of openings for MA's. If you truly can't find a job don't waste your money on the certification. Not unless jobs that you have been looking at require you to be certified or registered. If I could go back in time I would tell my old self to go straight for RN!
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    What was your Entry-level Medical assistant salary/hourly wage?

    When I first became an MA I started at a private practice at 8.75 an hour in Chicago. That was 16 years ago. Now I work at a geriatric place making 23.50 an hour and work 90 hours per pay. I'm a team lead. This is is what I have learned from Chicago. 1. Private practice will pay you around 13-15 an hour and most of the time no benefits 2. Hospital outpatient/pavilion will pay you 14-16.50 an hour and some have good benefits. I have been around the block working at federally funded places and non profit clinics.