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Jun 17, 2013

On Thursday, June 6th, Nancy Masden, a medical assisting graduate, spoke to medical classes at the Louisville Campus about kidney disease, its prevention, and treatment. Nancy graduated from the campus in 2007 and now works as a certified medical assistant with Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana.

Nancy offered students a snap shot of her career so they could see how they could potentially use their new degrees upon graduation. She explained how urinalysis, blood tests, and the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are used to test for kidney disease. She also discussed kidney dialysis and explained that those receiving dialysis must endure the procedure 3-4 times a week, for 3-4 hours at a time. She mentioned that options for in-home dialysis are now available. She also explained that kidney transplants save many lives every year, and she encouraged the students to become organ donors.

Nancy’s passion for helping others and for her career was evident as she explained that she has become an advocate for kidney health. She encouraged students not to let anything deter them from completing their degree, and told them that they should be excited about their future careers in the medical field. “School is all about what you put into it,” she said. “There are endless opportunities in medical assisting.” You can read more about Nancy’s career in medical assisting in an upcoming issue of the National News.

Graduate Nancy Masden is pictured talking to students at the Louisville Campus.

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tags: KY-Louisville Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)