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Old 07-01-09, 07:18 PM
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Lightbulb Going back to school?

If you are thinking about going back to school, there is one site that is very beneficial to check out http://www.ed.gov/accreditation

This site will let you know if a school is accredited for anything or you can search schools via various accrediting agencies such as Distance Learning and Education. This site helped me from an expensive mistake, by finding out that a school I was going to use wasn't accredited anywhere. I hope that others benefit from it too. I have no clue how I found it, I was checking out college sites and lucked onto it.
 
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Old 07-02-09, 01:38 PM
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Accreditation is a very important factor when choosing higher education. My wife is in the middle of her Masters in Nursing, and has to watch it very carefully so if she decides to transfer to another school, she will not have lost any credits. Most of hers is on line with an occasional trip over the mountains to another city for testing, etc.
 
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A Masters degree in nursing? Will that enable her to be a boss of all the RN's in a hospital? I wonder how much more schooling to simply become doctor?
 
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Wife had 40 some years on the floor--2 masters degrees in RN
Now works in office 8 hrs a week--she could tell a lot of Dr's what
they had to do..............
 
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It is amazing what she can do. Although she has to hold her tongue often due to Doctor's protocols, she gingerly lets them know what to do in certain circumstances, especially the younger whippersnappers. She has been a cardiac nurse for 39 years, but is pursuing the Master's degree in order to teach and publish.
 
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
, but is pursuing the Master's degree in order to teach and publish.
You could teach and publish. Remember how in "Throw Mamma From the Train", how both Larry and Owen wrote their own books?

Getting an RN in nursing is something I never heard of. I always presumed that once you became a nurse, that was it. My sister is an RN. So was my boss, and his wife still is. I'll have to run this one by her(them), to see if she has any such aspirations. I doubt it though.
 
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Originally Posted by j HOWARD View Post
--2 masters degrees in RN
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2? Why 2? Why not first a Masters, then a Ph.D.?
 
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2? Why 2? Why not first a Masters, then a Ph.D.?
Different areas of nursing--------Emergency Rm--Peds, etc.
You really only have one masters deg---then you are
certified in different areas of nursing.
Doctor meet Doctor Nancy,phd,RN...................ok
Sounds funny------doesn't it................
 

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I are (deliberate misuse) a college student after a 17 year hiatus after high school. Training to become a veterinary assistant with Penn Foster college. With an automatic payment plan, the cost is $738 for the year or so course.
 
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With an automatic payment plan, the cost is $738 for the year or so course.
Is that some plan where they can tap your bank account on a certain arranged schedule? How much if you paid cash up front?
 
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$713, kind of a moot point since I don't have that kind of cash on hand.
 
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$713, kind of a moot point since I don't have that kind of cash on hand.
That one pretty well known infomercial author claims you likely can find money you have coming to you, on the internet, and guarantees it. He found about $1500, himself, when he tried it. So he says.
 
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