Medical Assistants On Becoming A Registered Nurse

1005 WordsApr 25, 20165 Pages
Do you think there are more medical assistants (MA) then registered nurses (RN)? Do you think they are capable of doing the same job? I will tell you everything you need to know about MAs and RNs. First off I would like to say that I am a medical assistant and I have been since 2007, I enjoy my job and the people I work with. I think I have outgrown my profession, now I’m looking to advance and work on becoming a registered nurse. Medical assistants and registered nurses both work in a medical setting, and they make sure patients are comfortable and cared for. They both are relied on for the smooth operation of a medical setting. Both occupations assist physicians and nurse practitioners, and they are referred to as nurses. Although, they are both called nurses they do not share the same credentials. Medical assistants can perform several tasks under a physician’s supervision, but they are not permitted to perform procedures on a patient. Registered Nurses can perform several tasks as well and procedures without supervision. Being a medical assistant involves being able to perform both clerical and clinical tasks. Clerical jobs include typing and answering phones and clinical involve more jobs like a nurse. Medical Assistants (MAs) help physicians by taking vital signs, interviewing patients, ordering supplies, and keeping records. They also may authorize drug refills as directed by a physician and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy. They may also perform lab tests and

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