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  • Re: MAs telling patients - they are nurses

    hollowbeech:I work in a busy family practice office. The nursing staff is made up of mostly RNs and LPNs and one medical assistant. The MA is very knowledgeable and very good at her job. But I have overheard patients ask her if she is a nurse and she replies 'Yes'. The Nursing Supervisor and Office Manager are both aware of this and have not said ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by 247Nurse247 on January 7, 2009
  • Re: RE:MAs telling patients - they are nurses

    You are 100% right.&nbsp; MA's should not be identifying themselves as nurses.&nbsp; I would like to clarify some misconceptions though.&nbsp; MA's (Medical Assistants) are not the same as Med Techs, or CNAs.&nbsp; MAs attend a medical assisting program that is on average 12 months to 2 years.&nbsp; Their education includes anatomy and physiology, ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by 247Nurse247 on January 7, 2009