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North Dakota Health, Medical, and Nursing Degrees

Health, Medical, and Nursing Degrees: North Dakota Career Colleges

Career Colleges:North Dakota Health, Medical, and Nursing Degrees

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in North Dakota offering Health, Medical, and Nursing degrees.

Nursing degrees and medical assistant and dental assistant training programs prepares students for healthcasre careers.

Thanks to the rise of online colleges, the lines between extremely prestigious universities and second or third tier universities are beginning to blur. These days, more and more people are earning powerful degrees from distance learning universities from all over the world. In this area, North Dakota has been making huge strides. Just 10 or 15 years ago, colleges in the "Rough Rider State" had a difficult time competing with rivals from other states. Because of online colleges however, this is no longer the case. North Dakota is quick climbing up the ranks, and may some day overtake more established contenders.

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Career Colleges: North Dakota Health, Medical, and Nursing Programs

Nursing and medical assistant degree programs

Earning a nursing or medical assistant degree provides multiple career opportunities and direct involvement with patient care. These health care degree programs typically require two to four years of study, while medical assistant certification can be completed within one year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the following information for registered nurses and medical assistants.

  • Median annual salary for medical assistants: $28,860 as of May 2010

  • Median annual salary for registered nurses: $64,690 as of May 2010

  • Nursing is the largest profession within the health care field. Jobs for registered nurses are expected to increase by 22 percent between 2008 and 2010.

Both professions are licensed in all 50 states. Medical assistant duties may vary according to state regulations, while registered nurses generally have direct patient care before, during and after patient illness or injury.

Medical assisting includes office and clinical settings

Medical assistants may assist health care providers with patient care, preparing equipment and examination rooms. They may also work in medical office administration, including maintaining and transcribing records, billing insurance companies and communicating with patients, insurance companies or health care supply vendors. They work in settings that range from large practices to hospitals and sometimes specialize in a specific area.

Nursing involves direct patient career

Registered nurses provide consistent one-on-one care for a their assigned patients. RNs use proprietary computer software for maintaining patient records and communicating with patients' health care team members. Their preparatory coursework generally includes anatomy and physiology, biology, biochemistry, procedures and terminology, and health care ethics. Nursing degree programs also include clinical internships.

Author:Karen Lawson


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