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  • Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

    After decades of talking about it, I went back to college and I'm working on my management degree. I'm taking 3 classes at a time and that means I have NO weekends!! Actually, right now I'm in only one class and the other 2 start in a few weeks. I like to mix both in class and online classes.

    Anyone else in school? Anyone else have a degree? I might pepper you with questions.
    Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

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    I Finally Fished My Business Degree In 2004, After Many Years Of Taking One Class At A Time. Don't Miss Going To Class At All.
    SHEL

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      I started school on my 24th birthday, continued to work but went part-time year round for 7 years.....finished with a Master's......it was so worth it - it changed my life, my family's life and gave us a lot opportunitites we'd never have had otherwise (like my son's own Master's Degree and a mortgage paid off years early). I also was able to retire at the age of 56 with a life-long retirement check. That education was worth every ulcer it gave me!!

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        Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

        I Just Have A Lowly Vocational Degree, I'm A Lvn, All Other States Except Tx And California, We're Lpn's, Practical Nurses. Who Want's To Be Practical I Ask You!!! Lol

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          Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

          Originally posted by nuisance View Post
          I Just Have A Lowly Vocational Degree, I'm A Lvn, All Other States Except Tx And California, We're Lpn's, Practical Nurses. Who Want's To Be Practical I Ask You!!! Lol
          Don't put yourself down, RN's are often so busy doing all that paperwork etc. it's the LVN's that do the hands on stuff.

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            Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

            Vocational degrees are degrees, too! *hugs*

            Gayle, what's your degree in?
            Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

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              Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

              Did anyone do it online?

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                Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

                I think I mentioned I'm doing mine half and half. I actually prefer online classes because I can plan all my schoolwork for the weekends. Plus, I'm not forced into a classroom on a particular day at a particular hour. It works for this working girl.
                Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

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                  Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

                  A have a couple of degrees.

                  BS - Environmental Science
                  BA - Business Management
                  MBA - Masters of Business Administration

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                    I'm in online college University of Phoenix to get my Associates in Education to be a teacher's aide. I took this week off after finishing 2 classes last Sunday and start back on Monday. I'll be finished on March 15. I love the online classes because I can do my work when I want and go to class on my time table so to speak.
                    ""Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.""

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                      I became an LPN in my early 20s and then went to college (5 years going part time at the community college and then full time at a university for 2 years) for a degree in English in my early 40s. It was the most fun of my life... never mind all the work. It was awesome!

                      Unfortunately, I took some not so good advice and couldn't do the Masters in Teaching program I hoped to do after my English degree... so I graduated w/ an amazing library of books and not ONE job skill. Luckily, my medical background steered me toward medical publishing where I worked for years.

                      I'd love to go back to school, but I STILL don't know what I wanna be when I grow up!
                      "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                        SweetPea......
                        My BA is in English and History with a teaching certificate (high school level). While I was teaching, I got my Master's in both Counseling Psychology and Vocational Counseling; after that, I got an LPC (Licensed Professonal Counselor). I took some of my continuing ed classes (the kind you have to take every year to keep your license) on line, but I really prefer the classroom....I enjoyed the people in my classes and learned a lot just being around them.....also made some good connections that opened some work opportunity doors for me.

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                          I have just a "diploma" in Medical Assisting. I started to take pre-requisite courses to get into a nursing school, however, I decided to sacrifice it all and concentrate on my kids, their activities and helping them get ready for college.

                          It has paid off for them because all three now have degrees of their own now. One has a Bachelors in Business Management/Finance, one a Bachelors in Music Recording Technology (minor in Physics) and Masters in Computer Science. The third has her Bachelors in Psychology, Master in MS Ed and is currently working straight through to her PhD in School Psychology.

                          My kids are trying to encouraging me to go back to school to get my nursing degree. But at 51 I feel that my ship has sailed and gone out to sea. I no longer am in the medical field after 15 years of working for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. If I take any classes in the future, it will be "enrichment" classes like Conversational Spanish or Sign Language (which I could probably use in my current job) and any type of Culinary Arts Classes to "maybe" become a personal chef.

                          I do not regret putting my children's educations ahead of mine though because I enjoy seeing them succeed in life more so now.
                          The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

                          Faith is believing in advance what already makes sense in retrospect. O:-)

                          'Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to move your Feet'

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                            Re: Anyone else in college? Or have a degree?

                            I have an Associate of Science degree. I am an RN. My class was the design of the teacher and her doctrate theory. After the first summer we became certified Nurses aids, after first year we took LVN state boards and after second year we took RN state boards. Her theory was with all this training and maybe you don't finish you could at least work to support yourself. So I have been all three and respect everybody in the Nursing field.

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                              Krubinic........at least you've fixed it where your kids can take good care of you in your old age!!! Know you're proud of them!

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