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I am interested in Nursing and love the medical field.

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  1. I am a Certified Medical Assistant which is Nationally certified. CMA's can now start IV's in NC. I work for a family practice and make $12 an hour and I also work for a Urgent Care facility making $15 an hour prn work. The difference between a nurse and CMA is that nurses are trained to work in a hospital setting and an CMA is trained to work in a doctor's office. CMA's are trained to do every job in a doctor's office administrative and clinical. CMA's can become a practice or office manager. Most offices in my area prefer CMA's over nurses because we are very versatile. We are cross trained to fill any position. I do not know why so many people show so much animosity here. My instructor in school was against nurses because some do put CMA's down. Some CMA's in some offices are the clinical supervisor. We practice under the doctor. The doctor's can train us to do things they want done. I am getting ready to start nursing school next month. I received an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. Some schools do have diploma programs for CMA's. We do get two semesters of Medical Terminology which Nurses do not get. We take symptomatology also. I admit we do not know as much as RN's. We have a doctor were I work that does not like the RN because she takes too long with the patients assessing them. He wants you to get the chief complaint, get the vitals and medications they are taking and then get out quickly. They want to treat them and street them. You can get the doctor behind by staying too long in the rooms. They do not care about any assessments. Let's please all get along. PLease do not look down on others. We should work as a team in any setting. I love my office because we all help one another. I hate that I am leaving next month. There is so much chart work involved in the family practice. I keep my doctor straight on childhood immunizations. Sometimes I keep him from making errors. I like working with a doctor on a one on one bases. We have a great relationship. He tells me I am his right hand. At least the doctor I work with appreciates me. I work for the patient. I get referrals set up and test scheduled they need. I know more about the patient than my doctor does. They share more information to the CMA than they will share with a doctor. They ask us more questions than they do the doctor. I help patients with patient assistance. I try to help patients who cannot afford meds by giving them samples. I write prescriptions for the patients with my doctors approval but not for narcotics.
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    Croc shoes Worth it? Or forget it??

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    Nursing School Age 49?

    Thanks and good luck to you too! I know we will make good nurses. I am just so happy about my goals. What is life without goals!
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    Nursing School Age 49?

    I am so glad I found this site. I am now 43 and I am studying to be a Medical Assistant, but now I want to go on to become a Nurse. When I was 21 I was in nursing school. I had 4 months to go and I dropped out what a fool I was. I was working 4 days a week and taking care of a 2 yr old. It just got to be too stressful for me. I wish I would have hung in there. I later went into the Information Systems field. I was laid off from that job. My heart has always been in the medical field. I told my MOm that I was going to go on to become a Nurse. My Mom is a negative person and said are you going to go to school the rest of your life. What else do I have to do. I have many years left to work. MY plans are to first finish Medical Assisting to work a year and then go to school one year to become and lpn first. Just to make sure I get thru that first year and then can go on and work as an lpn while them working on the RN. There is a program in my area that has an lpn transitioning into the rn role. YOu can go either full time or partime. They have evening classes also and you can do clinicals on the weekend. I think that is great. I thought about myself being old also. My sister gave me some good advice. To do what your heart desires because if you don't you will look down the road and wished that you had went for that goal. I think I have come full circle by going back into Nursing. I am going to follow my heart and become an RN, what I should have done from the start. I think I am a better student now that I am older anyway. I love reading everyone's encouragement for the older people wanting to go into Nursing.
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