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4 Tips to Make LPN Training Easier

Studying for your licensed practical nursing (LPN) exam is time-consuming, but it’s a necessary part of your training as a practical nursing student. At Prism Career Institute, we strive to help our students succeed and reach their true potential, and we understand how tough it can be to balance work, school, and social life. Here,

Career Path Advancement Options for Medical Assistants

Whether you’re a medical assistant looking to step into a leadership role or looking to become an instructor to new medical assisting students, there are opportunities for all medical assistants to advance and thrive in a long-term career. Prism Career Institute offers a comprehensive Medical Assistant training program to better prepare our students for the

How to Build Experience as an Entry-Level Medical Assistant

Congratulations – you’ve decided to pursue a career as a medical assistant. You may be wondering how you can gain experience that will help you land the job of your dreams. Medical assistants are healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors and nurses in a wide range of clinical settings. If you’re not sure how to

Duties and Responsibilities for Entry-Level Medical Assistants

Medical assistants provide invaluable services to their patients while also aiding the administrative work done in the facility. As an entry-level medical assistant, you’ll be expected to carry out a variety of responsibilities, all of which you should be prepared for with the proper training. Here, Prism Career Institute describes the duties and responsibilities you’ll

How Long Does it Take to Become an LPN?

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide valuable, life-saving medical services in healthcare facilities around the globe. To become an LPN, you’ll need to train through a practical nursing program. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Here, Prism Career Institute describes how long it takes

3 Things to Remember Your First Day in a Medical Assistant Externship

At Prism Career Institute, we offer an in-depth medical assistant program that includes a 160-hour externship that’s designed to prepare students for a healthcare career. An externship is an integral part of any medical assistant training program as it gives you real-world experience in the field. This is an exciting time and one where you

Medical Assistant Responsibilities at a Cancer Treatment Center

Medical assistants are professional healthcare employees and can work in all kinds of healthcare settings. They play a vital role in making sure that medical office operations run smoothly. A medical assistant can find job opportunities in a variety of clinical environments, including cancer treatment centers. Medical assistants working in oncology can gain a strong

The Changing Role Of Medical Assistants During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As of October 2021, there have been more than 44 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Many of those diagnosed have sought medical attention, either through their primary care physician, urgent care, or the emergency room. More than 194,000 of those infected have required hospitalization. This history-making pandemic has caused a monumental strain

How Medical Assistants Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

We hope our loved ones never receive a cancer diagnosis. But if they do, it’s comforting to know that they are receiving treatment from a truly caring team of medical professionals. When caring for breast cancer patients, medical assistants can play an important role in that team. Medical assistants work in a variety of healthcare

LPN Job Duties in a Hospice Setting

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can work in all kinds of medical settings. One career option for LPNs is working in hospice care. While end-of-life care can be an emotional and challenging time, especially for a patient’s family, LPNs may find that providing comfort to patients and their loved ones is rewarding work. Here, we provide