Tips for Single Moms Going Back to School

Going back to pursue your education as an adult poses a set of challenges but going back to school when you’re a single mother poses a whole new set of challenges! However, daunting as it may seem, it’s certainly possible. With some extra planning and a bit of know-how, you can achieve the Medical Assistant education you need to get ahead and do it on your terms. Here’s how to make it work:

Do it on Your Time

The Allen School of Health Sciences’ accelerated program is an advantage when your free time is at a minimum. The Allen School has the benefits of a blended program of online and classroom instruction. You will experience an online interactive classroom experience plus a hands-on approach in the classroom.

Know That it Takes a Village

For single mothers, it goes without saying that a support network is integral — especially when considering the prospect of returning to school. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Rally your family, friends, and neighbors, whether it’s for carpooling, childcare or needing internet access. Additionally, don’t rule out your school as a source of support. The Allen School of Health Sciences’ dedicated Enrollment Advisors, faculty and staff are available to answer your questions and assist all students, especially single mothers, achieve their goals.

 Make it a Family Activity

Kids are sponges when it comes to learning, and since they have homework to do, consider doing it at the same time. It will not only spark conversation but also set a positive example. What’s more, it’s an opportunity for you and the kids to support each other — and that’s a win-win.

Take Time to Recharge.

Sure, you’re a Supermom, but even you have limits. Unless you give yourself permission to regroup and regain your strength and mental stamina, it’s impossible to sustain the rigorous schedule required of juggling your life, studies, and career; besides, exhaustion makes it difficult to retain information. Although it may seem counterintuitive to take breaks and treat yourself when you’re busy taking care of everyone else, you need to — regularly and as a priority. Sometimes, that means taking an afternoon off watching movies, with a good book or simply getting an extra hour of sleep. You deserve a professional position that makes it easy for you to provide for your family.

If you’re ready to pursue a successful career in the healthcare field and interested in learning more about our programs, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for classes starting soon! We cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

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