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  1. You have a solid shot at getting some interviews. PCE above average which can serve as a buffer if your application is lacking elsewhere.
  2. Diggy

    HCE or PCE?

    PCE since you're drawing blood among other things.
  3. Professional programs are FULL OF TYPE A PERSONALITIES. I came across a few in my accelerated BSN program. Make your exit from that group chat/study group and find yourself 1-2 students you mesh well with and study. Do not get caught up with people like that. Hold your head down, pass, and graduate. Your chances of seeing these individuals again will be slim to none. Spend your energy elsewhere. This is coming from a minority male. PS. You're all adults, faculty cannot make or tell anyone how to "get along". Do not go seeking trouble and trouble won't find you. Your job is
  4. Yeah a portion would be considered PCE but based on what you listed, it would be considered HCE based on the fact you will spend majority of your time doing paperwork. If you elect to pursue that job then yes, you'll have to split up your hours. It sounds like more headache than it should be. Seek something else tbh. You want more hands on experience than paperwork.
  5. If majority of your time is spent doing clerical work it would be dishonest to count 100% of it as hands on patient care experience. If I were you, I'd pursue a different medical assistant position. Counting it as 90% HCE and 10% PCE does nothing in your favor either. "I don’t have to be superrrr specific on the CASPA right..?" Sounds a bit weird don't ya think? It's too early in your career to have this way of thinking lol.
  6. Your first step is to find 1-5 programs you're interested in and see what their pre-requisites are. Most will have overlapping requirements such as: 1 year gen bio, 1 year of A&P, 1 year of chemistry (+/-), a math course, and a social science. Familiarize yourself with CASPA/PAEA. https://paeaonline.org/how-we-can-help/advisors Check out that link about what PAs are, what they do, and how to become one. You're going to need to be proactive in finding basic information about the field or you'll be lost quickly. Good luck
  7. I'm going to chime in here not as a PA but rather a practicing RN who asks PA students if they would like to practice IVs on my patients during their ER rotation. IVs/injections are nursing skills and not necessarily something you need to "master" before rotation (especially your first one). You'll be busy with being a medical provider-in-training so don't fret on that one. You'll get plenty of chances to practice if you seek out the opportunities. Knowing why/how to safely do them is more important than the actual dexterity of performing them. Also, as witnessed, students are not e
  8. I also want to add that ACNP programs are being phased out (and rebranded as AGACNP) in which they can only see adult patients. So they, AGACNPs, can be found in ERs but are most useful in ERs that have separated Peds and Adult sections. An FNP/ENP has no business in inpatient settings (ICU comes to mind) - that should be reserved for AGACNPs.
  9. Yup. Enrolled but withdrew so I can pursue an actual ENP program. I should add that this is somewhat made possible because you get 0 breaks during the ABSN lmao. Longest break I got was 3 days during Christmas. Quarter 1 ended Friday, Quarter 2 began that Monday. I would never do a program like that again.
  10. Jefferson University's full-time ABSN + MSN program (FNP) totals to 27 month if you go straight through. The ABSN program is M-F for the first 12 months with 1 random day off (changes every quarter) during the week.
  11. Diggy

    GRE vs No GRE

    yup. I believe you can edit your application later on and self-report your scores. Then you have to send it via ETS once completed at the test center.
  12. You should have no issues getting an interview. The goal is to get an interview and then leave it up to your personality to getting in. You have a competitive GPA and a variety of experience. PCE is average so continue working on that. Write a captivating essay and interviews should pour in. Good luck!
  13. Thank god I work with some cool a*s people in the ER. Haven't met anyone like this physician yet.
  14. Ooof. Not much to add here, but after assessing a patient and no one from the medical team signed up for them, I say "sit tight, one of the students or providers will be in shortly"...I don't know whether the medical student, PA student, PA or Physician will be in - the ER is too vast to say "Doctor so and so will be in" unless I know for a fact it's the physician that will be of first contact for the patient. Saying provider reassures the patient someone WILL be in lol.
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