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  1. Hello, I graduated last year with a 2.6 GPA and my science GPA is 2.4. I have two D's, I am retaking one of those two D at a community college ( organic chemistry) the other D is in ecology in which I may not retake tbh because I didn't enjoyed the class. I registered for organic chemistry 2 to help my Sgpa but my dilemma is this.... my financial situation is starting to stress me out. I cant afford to take hard core science classes ( like I originally planned) in a degree that doesn't lead to a guaranteed career (biotechnology). so I thought of either medical laboratory technician or lpn. I
  2. Hi everyone, I am having a bit of a dilemma! I am currently a student at a small community college in Maine. I started in 2015 and got my Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting a year ago this past May. I became certified through the AAMA and started working right away. I worked as a float in rheumatology, neurology, family practice, and OMT specialty. All very beneficial to gaining the knowledge I now have. I initially got my MA degree so I could start taking classes towards my bachelors degree and I would also have a job that would get my patient contact hours that I needed t
  3. Hello and good evening, My name is Nikki, and I am an LPN. Currently, I attend an online program through Excelsior College (mostly known for its LPN-RN bridge online). I am majoring in Biology at the moment. This includes courses in Chem, Physics,Statistics and the like of course; however, the program is exclusively online/distance learning. All labs are done electronically through either computer simulation and discussion, or through lab kits shipped to your house. (For example, the A+P kit included a real pig for dissection and you were required to video and photograph the activities.)
  4. Looking jobs and came across this company. It appears they are based out of Atlanta and growing pretty quickly, but otherwise don't know much else. It appears that they use the provider in triage model for their PAs, but cannot see if that is something they use at all their sites. I don't mind rotating through that at times along with everyone else, but every day would just be a soul killer. Anyone have any first had experience with working as an EM PA for them that they would like to share?
  5. Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on working with one's spouse. My husband is an RN, about to join my ER where I've been a PA for a few years. He has prior ER experience and will do great. We're in our early 30s, been married a few years now. I'm a little anxious about it only because it's uncharted territory for us. [side note, another position isn't an option right now, and he's already accepted and excited about it before anyone jumps in and says "just don't"... ;) ] Thanks for any insight!
  6. Saw this advertisement in the NYC subway and immediately went to the Apple App Store to get more details on this app (search pager on the App Store, do not believe it is available on android). Also can be viewed from their website. https://pager.com Visits from a physician or nurse (does not mention PAs) to provide medical care, covered by most insurances (per App Store description). Very interesting to see if this healthcare delivery model becomes more popular in high density population areas. Less urgent care and fast track visits?
  7. Has anyone used Dr. Najeeb Lectures to study?
  8. I am wondering what the best route to take from your undergrad to PA School is. To me, nursing as opposed to a biology or health sciences, et. would be the most logical, because not only are you taking the same prerequisites as any other major, but you are getting the most hands on experience working directly with patients and in a hospital or other health care setting. You can also get all your clinical hours acquired through this route, and work as a nurse before applying to PA school to finish courses or to pay off loans. Will PA schools see that I am a nurse and think that being a PA was j
  9. Hi all - new to the forum and wanting to dip my feet in and get some general advice. I am an RN in my late twenties and have finally (after about 7 years) decided to commit to going back to become a PA. Please trust me when I say I have weighed all of my options between NP/PA/MD, and this path is the right one for me. I am now looking for more general advice on prospective schools. Tuition and cost of living is one of my higher concerns, as I am single and will have to take out financial aid for not only tuition but cost of living as well. I already am going through the ridiculous debt from a
  10. I will graduate in May with an undergraduate degree in psychology from PSU and, for the life of me, can't decide which career path is the right choice. My goal has always been PA school and I've worked my butt off to earn PA grades, but lately I'm becoming concerned that there won't be many jobs by the time I'd graduate from a PA program (Summer 2018). I have a family friend who works in a traveling nursing company and she strongly recommends choosing Nursing over PA as a future career path. There are many factors which contribute to a decision like this (and I could write a small novel deb
  11. I am currently an undergraduate in a 5 year nursing program. I was wondering what the actual difference was between a PA and DNP. I know that PA's have received more clinical training, but it seems that DNP's are in school longer and of course get to have the doctor in front of their name. I chose to be a nursing major so that I would be able to have a job right out of school and so i would be able to work (save money and pay for my own grad school) while getting the experience i need to either be a PA or DNP. I keep hearing different things about both professions, but it seems to me t
  12. Hi everyone, Nursing or EMT-B for training and getting hours in five years? I have five years from finishing my prerequisites now to gain substantial direct, hands-on patient contact health care experience before applying to PA schools. I say five years because some prerequisites "expire" after this duration by some schools' admissions information. Would it be worth the time, effort and money to spend a year completing an accelerated BSN program to only work as a nurse for 3-4 years? I am also considering being an EMT-B because I can get trained a lot quicker, but it seems nursing
  13. I am the VP of my class so naturally I am going to the AAPA conference this year in Toronto. Does anyone have suggestions on which days are the best for us to go to. I know the website had a list of student related dates, but we will not be participating in the bowl challenge and I'm trying to budget out the trip for the other classmates of mine that are going. The fewer days we go the cheaper, but I also don't wanna miss anything, so I just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations, I have never been to an AAPA conference. Thanks
  14. I got the call today from Lindsey. I can't wait to meet my fellow PA students in May.
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