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  1. One can become a medical assistant either by diploma (1 year) or Associate of Applied Science (2 years) and depending on your coursework, some courses - General Psych or English Comp for example - will transfer. Nurse Assistant is generally a class that lasts for 12 weeks or so.
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    who does the lab and x-rays in your office?

    Greetings! To be on the safe side, I would check with either your state BON or with someone in the state department that regulates your xray equipment about who may perform this function. You may be surprised to learn that you may be exceeding your scope of practice. Not a nice thing to find out when a lawsuit happens. Good luck--office practice is a lot of fun!
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    Dishonest Practices by Students

    ... and you are certain the instructor herself didn't authorize the student to help herself to the materials...
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    RX'x

    It's called practicing medicine without a license. DO NOT DO IT!!!!! S/He can arrange with the doc who's covering to handle those call-ins!!!! Standing orders are different.
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    What are you doing since you left the "bedside"

    :) 'morning! I left full-time acute care 8 years ago for education and outpatient ambulatory care. I enjoy it, but in order to keep current with hospital practice and with patients, I work prn. My biggest gripe is with those nurses who seem to feel that the only "true" nurse is the one at the bedside. Period. I ignore those persons. I have been doing this for ~24 years (a quarter of a century-yikes!) in many settings. I probably won't return to the bedside full-time just yet, but I do think about it. Good luck in whatever you chose to do!
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    Need advice about an MD harrassing staff..

    What, are we back in the '50s? He darn well too can be fired; I'm not sure what time warp your DON is in, but if she is aware of this and does nothing, then s/he can get in a great deal of legal trouble as well. Sexual harrassment does not need to involve touch to be considered as such. This sounds like a strange place to work; I sure would not be working for an idiot such as this.
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    Accepting orders from PA's

    Mid-level providers ARE NPs and PAs. In NC, they must go through a detailed application process, certification, and review prior to being approved to perform medical acts, not to mention the education process they come from prior to that process. This web site has links to most, if not all the states' boards of nursing.
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    ems courses for nurses

    You might want to check at your local community / junior college. Ours offers all three levels of EMT and during some of my "free" time I plan to start Basic. There is actually an undergraduate degree in this field! (Western Carolina University).
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    What is your opinion on CNA's being med certified?

    Oops! CMAs are not CNAs. Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) do NOT work under the auspices or license of a RN/LPN, nursing assistants do. Too many letters, not enough spelling out. CMAs are used in ambulatory care settings (read: office and clinics) and DO in fact give many medications under the direction of a MD/PA/NP. I am vaguely familiar with med techs; the assisted care facilities in this area train their own and are not under the Board of Nursing, altho NA certification is. They are limited as to what meds they can pass out and where they can be employed. Duckie, your point is well taken!
  10. Of course, if you have absolutely too much cash on hand, you could go for the electronic Littman, for a cool $300 or so. Otherwise, hands-down, 22' Littman Cardiology III--do NOT let it out of your sight.
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    Wilmington NC area

    I don't live in Charlotte/hate to drive there/try to avoid it whenever I possibly can. But you know a Charlottean will post and get all huffy 'cause we left 'em out! :)
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    Wilmington NC area

    I don't live in Charlotte/hate to drive there/try to avoid it whenever I possibly can. But you know a Charlottean will post and get all huffy 'cause we left 'em out! :)
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    GRE

    Hey, y'all! You actually have a slightly greater amount of time taking the GRE via computer than via paper. I STRONGLY encourage a review of math concepts for the quantitative part. That seems to be the weaker area for most people, not because we get stupid in our golden years, but because we truly don't use the Pythagoean Theorum in everyday living. Review your Verbal as well. Many grad schools want in the 50th or better percentile. You can always try the Miller Analogy Test (MAT)--some schools accept that as well. If there is a review class available, check it out! I had plenty of tests in graduate school--don't kid yourself. Also, if you get anything lower than a "B", you may be talked to by your professors. Good Luck!!! :)
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    Inspirational Songs for Pinning Ceremony

    "Time of your Life" (not the real title) by Green Day is great and we've also used "Only If..." by Enya Good Luck!
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    Wilmington NC area

    However, if you wish to experience the most beautiful part of the great state of North Carolina, you'll come to the Western Piedmont/Foothills/Mountains. If you miss San Francisco, Asheville's the place, without the fog. Miss LA? Try Charlotte or Winston Salem, without the crime and pea-soup smog. The two ANCC-designated magnet hospitals are here as well. You can listen to the previous posters, but don't! There truly is more of North Carolina west of Raleigh!! beautiful
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    Wilmington NC area

    However, if you wish to experience the most beautiful part of the great state of North Carolina, you'll come to the Western Piedmont/Foothills/Mountains. If you miss San Francisco, Asheville's the place, without the fog. Miss LA? Try Charlotte or Winston Salem, without the crime and pea-soup smog. The two ANCC-designated magnet hospitals are here as well. You can listen to the previous posters, but don't! There truly is more of North Carolina west of Raleigh!! beautiful