Tips for Single Parents going back to school in Phoenix Arizona

Going back to pursue your education as an adult poses a set of challenges but going back to school when you’re a single parent 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 training you need at the Allen School of Health Sciences Phoenix campus. Here’s how to make it work:

Do it on Your Time

The Allen School of Health Sciences Phoenix campus accelerated blended 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 interaction classroom instruction in a clinical setting.. You will experience an online interactive classroom experience plus a hands-on approach in the classroom.

Know That it Takes a Village

For single parents, 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! You can rally your family, friends, and neighbors for things like 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 parents, to achieve their goals.

Make it a Family Activity

Kids are sponges when it comes to learning and since they too 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 which is a win-win.

Take Time to Recharge.

Sure, you’re a Super parent, 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 counterproductive to take breaks and treat yourself when you’re busy taking care of everyone else, you need to often, and as a priority. 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 early acceptance in our summer classes. We cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

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