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Pretty Excited, Going Back To School!

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I have officially decided to go back to school and finish my B.S. degree. I can do most of the coursework online and I shouldn't have that many classes to finish it. At the time I was in college, having my B.S. really didn't benefit me so I graduated after three years. Now, 15 years later it is time. It will open up a lot of opportunities for me especially now that I have many years of working experience. I may look into management or something of sorts. Not sure. At least I'll have some options when I'm ready to give up working third shift. I wanted to share my excitement and ask for some advice from those who have gone back to school after some time. :D

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YAY!!! Good for you!!

I've also decided to go back to school (part time - not quitting my job). I'm so panicked about having forgotten everything that I got some previous edition textbooks from Amazon and I'm trying to review everything.

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Good for you! When my son was 18 months old I decided to go back to school to finish my B.S. in education. It was hard. I worked during the day and went to class at night but my mom kept my son during the day and my husband was home at night. That made it a bit easier. I knew he was in good hands so I wasn't as consumed with guilt about being gone so much. This will be my 7th year teaching and I love it. Going back to school was the best decision I ever made! Good luck!

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Thanks for the vote of confidence! I don't know how many classes I will do to start off with since I will be working full time also. The night shift (12 hr shifts) can be pretty busy (I work by myself), but I usually have some down time as well. I will be able to study on my days off and when it isn't busy at work. If I have to go to the campus for classes at least it is only about 40 minutes away. My husband's schedule is pretty flexible and if I work all night and go to class in the morning, he can pick the kids up from school so I can sleep. We don't have any family where we live to help with the kids, so thank goodness for my husband! :) He is being really supportive. I am hoping to apply for tuition reimbursement from my work. I hope the approve it since it is my B.S. degree in my field I will be getting. I just hope I can get back in the swing of things. :lol:

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You can do it. My daughter got pg and dropped out of high school in her senior year. Got average grades ( she was smart, but not motivated). She's 42 now, got her GED last fall, and started in college. After 2 semesters of full-time, she carries a 4 POINT AVERAGE! I'm so proud of her. BTW, son graduated from Yale. Same Mother, same Father. Go figure.

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I GOT ACCEPTED!!!! :) I didn't think my transcripts got there by the deadline(Aug. 15) since I had not heard anything. I got my acceptance letter in the mail yesterday. As soon as I can talk to an advisor I should be able to enroll for my first online classes to start this month. I'm really nervous. :o

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Well I wasn't able to start classes. I had decided to push it back and start in Jan. but I wasn't able to make that work either. However, it isn't a lost cause. I was approached the beginning of June by my supervisor and they wanted to know if I would be interested in cross training. So since the beginning of this month I have been at another facility learning lower extremity venous ultrasounds. It is challanging, but I am liking it. If all goes well, I may look at going to school for a year (class starts next August) for cardiovascular ultrasound. I like this option much better than the other one.

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I'm finishing my second advanced calc class. Time consuming, but worth it.

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I am going back next month. Getting my AST degree in Advanced Bodywork and Massage Therapy.

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