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  1. Hi, I have an interview next week for an MA position. I have been working in healthcare for 10+ year's. Been in psych and social service field for 8. 3 year's in EMS. A year experience in the OR. Skills have are phlebotomy, EKGs, charting, vitals, accuchecks, and so forth. Saw a job opening for an MA position that allowed EMTs to apply. Received an email to be interviewed for the position. What's the workings of an MA job? Do you find it boring? Busy? I have never seen a male MA do they exist? Appreciate the feedback.
  2. RunnerDoug1987

    what do you do on your days off?

    Feel as if I do nothing feel antsy on my day's off. Usually run/workout see the fiance after she is done with school. We at least have the same weekends off for the time being so we go for walks outside or the mall, go to the gym together, visit friends on the weekends, play card games, and watch movies. Huge movie buff. Try to read like to read more like I said antsy work variable shifts so my body never knows when to rest ha! Hoping to go to school next year at least going to class one day a week will keep me preoccupied. Outside of that love my sleep on my day's off.
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    Anesthesia Tech

    Curious if anyone ever worked this job before? I did it eons ago per diem and pay was about $14 an hour at a level 2 trauma center/20 bed surgical unit. I am making decent cash now as a tech. However, working part time and variable shifts you kind of want to snag a full time set shift gig that comes along. Saw a post for an anesthesia tech prefering the tech to be ASATT certified never heard of certification for anesthesia tech. It's at a level 1 trauma center. Curious anyone work as an anesthesia tech? What is average pay figure if have to be certfied be a bit higher than $14 an hour. Appreciate the feedback.
  4. Been working/involved in the hospital EMS, OR, a. Behavorial Health. Looking to moonlight hours with beciming a phelbotomist...is it helpful on the path of becoming a nurse? Better to get involved in EMS again?
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    I'm turning 25 soon and I want to be a nurse, am I kidding myself?

    25 and turning 26 in August. I have a bachelors already. However, need to keep up with work and balance it out with school. Plan to finish my pre-reqs by Spring of 2015. Have maybe 10-15 nursing classes to take. If I do the ADN dissapointed won't be done till 30. 32 if I do the BSN program.
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    Applying to nursing schools and intro

    Well happy belated birthday. Think going for the ADN finish two years earlier. Work as an RN possibly if keep up with school could finish in that 4-5 year window.
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    Applying to nursing schools and intro

    One thing trying to decide between the two year and four year program. Is if I start taking pre-reqs next semester my projected year will finish nursing degree from community college in the spring of 2017. With the bachelors would be the spirng of 2019, be 32. Rather become a nurse in four then six years. At least work as a nurse gaining experience as I advance upwards in education. However, would it be better to hold off for another two years?
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    Applying to nursing schools and intro

    Hi, question has probably been asked and answered on applying to nursing school. Just wanting to introduce myself. Will use this forum to help answer questions I have. I am looking into physical therapy or nursing. Nursing interest me for the ability to work in different settings. Interested in public health, legal, and orthopedic nursing. I have been involved in the health care field since 2010 through work and volunteering. Been involved in EMS, the OR, and behavorial health. 25 years old have a bachelors in Justice and Law Administration. Doug