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Updated by Laura on January 17, 2015
One of my goals when I started the nursing field was to obtain my RHIT. I took one year of Health Informatics Technology, through a Health Workforce Training Program. This program is one of the ways the US government is trying to assist hospitals and physicians get trained individuals who understand the “meaningful use.” I learned a lot from this program, and am excited about the RHIT. I’ve already done some classes, some are excused because I am a nurse, and some are to come. So I will be putting a bunch of my school work on this site also. It helps me learn by regurgitating the information : ) Community colleges where given the short-term certificate programs for HIT workers I talked about. I was even part of grant, so I received my tuition back. Very nice. You can find more about it here. I’ll have upcoming links and categories under RHIT. For now, AHIMA or the American Health Information Management Association is the credentialing organization for “effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.”
RN RHIT BSN RHIA MSN
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I am ‘Student Nurse’ Laura. Use to be just student, but I like the new ring to it. I’ve created this blog to help me keep organized in my classes as I venture into this world of care, with hopefully enough competence and compassion, as I can muster.
I have completed the Pre-Reqs needed for the program in Fall 08 and applied for the ADN program at Antelope Valley College as soon as those transcripts were available. I feel fortunate to make it into the Fall 09 class with my eyes on graduating in Spring 11. So many wonderful peers to go through this course with – I’m definitely looking forward to a rewarding experience!
I have one goal – To learn, so I can help expertly, carefully and thoughtfully.
(I created anatomyandy.wordpress.com when I was going through anatomy and when I SI’ed for Professor Sullivan. Next came anatomysullivan.wordpress.com for Professor Sullivan to use. Keeps me learning 🙂 )
I am a past technical editor for a large publishing company of the last 9 years. Business owner – xerographic, graphic, and resale-dealership of 16 years. Master Gardener, Certified Mediator, Mother, Wife, Daughter, pet feeder…..
It is Thanksgiving and the end of our first semester comes close and I have loved every minute of it. Acting as the class president has given me one opportunity of helping I have been extrememly grateful of. If there is anything I can do to help ease us through the next semester and year, please let me know. 11-26-09
One more semester completed. It is now summer and I have the opportunity to precept at LCH in the ED! I am so happy for the break, the chance to garden and spend time with my family. 6-13-10
Found a picture of me on a website LA Hughes & Associates ,. I like it, must have been one of my better days!
05/15/2011 – Almost Done!!!