Ashley Morris
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Drury University, CCPS
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Health Career News & Resources

Both Nursing and Medical Assisting are rapidly growing fields and include a diverse set of career options. Read through the below articles to learn about the many different tasks and work environments that exist.

Benefits of Higher Education
Students who attend institutions of higher education obtain a wide range of personal, financial, and other lifelong benefits; society as a whole also beneficiate of a better educated citizen.

Medical Assistants Can Look Forward to a Bright Future
When considering career options, the future job prospects of the industry is an important consideration. It's wise to consider job markets that will expand in opportunities over time, giving you greater assurances of continued employment thanks to growing demand.

A Neonatal Niche
Medical companies ignored the needs of premature infants, inspiring a nurse to become an entrepreneur

Medical Assistant vs Certified Nursing Assistant
A comparison between the job functions and training needed to be a Medical Assistant or a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Interview: Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
Ready to learn more about nurses who work beyond the bedside? Nurses who work in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab (CCL) play an important role in cardiac care.

Medical Assistants (MA’s) and Doctors Working Together
Good MA’s and doctors work together, and they know how to effectively communicate with each other.

The Touch
Question is: are there more things in nursing than science can explain?

5 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Medical Assistant
While many jobs are going up in smoke, medical assisting jobs are going strong.

Nursing: Beyond the Books
A Nursing Student’s Lessons are Rich, and Varied

Not To Specialize... Would You Enjoy Practicing as a Generalist Medical Assistant?
One of the most difficult decisions that a newly graduated Medical Assistant must make is where to seek employment.

Interview – School Nurse
Erin's position as a school nurse covers two elementary schools and a middle school – almost 2000 students.

What Skills Do You Need to be a Medical Assistant?
Have You Been Training All Of Your Life For A Career In Medical Assisting? You Will Be Surprised To Find Out the Informal Skills You Need!

Gabe Does CPR
A series of pictures showing an 8-month old baby saving a glowworm's life.

Interviewing to be a Medical Assistant? Be ready when you get the call!
Being ready for an interview when the opportunity presents itself, might be one of the most vital and crucial moments of your professional life.

Interview – Correctional Nursing
Lorry defines “correctional nursing” as nurses who take care of inmate-patients in jails and prisons.

3 Biggest Challenges of Being a Medical Assistant
Besides their common administrative responsibilities, they also work closely with patients, doctors, nurses,and other medical employees.

Important Qualities for a Health Practice Office Manager
One of the most critical positions in a health practice is that of the office manager.

From evacuations to power outages to floods, nurses brave Sandy
In the midst of massive Superstorm Sandy . . . nursing staff were faced with a decision.