At LNA Health Careers, our student population consists mainly of adults over the age of 25, challenging the stereotype that college students are only 18- to 25-year-olds. We pride ourselves on making healthcare certification courses accessible to adult learners who are juggling multiple responsibilities alongside their education.
Whether you have previous college credits or you are embarking on your back-to-school journey for the first time, returning to school as an adult presents both opportunities and challenges. To make the most of your experience, it is important to understand why going back to school as an adult can be beneficial.
The Reasons & Benefits
One common reason for adults to return to college is to make a career change. The rapid advancement of technology has shifted work opportunities, leaving some individuals with limited growth prospects in their current careers. Others may have reached a point in their lives where they want to pursue a dream, they had put on hold to start a family or pursue a stable career. Regardless of the reason, it is never too late to make a change and pursue a new career path.
Another advantage of returning to school as an adult is the added maturity and life experience you bring to the table. Education may not have been a priority immediately after high school, but with more life experience, you can appreciate the value of learning and enjoy the journey of expanding your knowledge.
Facing the Challenges
However, going back to school as an adult can be intimidating. Adult learners face unique challenges that differ from those of traditional students. One of the major challenges is managing a busy schedule. Balancing work, family responsibilities, and classes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, online learning programs like ours offer flexibility, allowing you to complete coursework at your own pace and save time by eliminating the need for a campus commute.
Returning to school as an adult may have its challenges, but it also presents numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. With the right support and resources, you can navigate the online college experience and make the most of your educational journey at any stage in life.
If you would like to learn more about the courses offered at LNA Health Careers visit us online at www.lnahealthcareers.com, stop by 70 Market Street in Manchester, or call us 603-647-2174.
-Kerri Dutton, RN: Owner & Director of LNA Health Careers