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2022-05-20 4:02:29 AM  
She was picking up a few classes here and there in retirement while running a business. I suspect the classes have already been of use while running that business. But LPN is around the level of an associates degree, so she has graduated before, long ago.

A friend of mine got an associates in accounting, spent 25 years being a CPA, and retired to get a Masters in English. Sometimes people go back to get the education they really wanted after a career in something practical.
 
2022-05-20 5:54:42 AM  

wildcardjack: She was picking up a few classes here and there in retirement while running a business. I suspect the classes have already been of use while running that business. But LPN is around the level of an associates degree, so she has graduated before, long ago.

A friend of mine got an associates in accounting, spent 25 years being a CPA, and retired to get a Masters in English. Sometimes people go back to get the education they really wanted after a career in something practical.


LPN is a vocational certificate. No degrees are awarded. You do take college level courses, but it's under 60 hours. It's like three semesters worth. Then you take the NCLEX-PN.

Registered Nurse is an Associates (Applied Science typically), about five semesters. You can get a bachelors and masters in nursing, but you don't retake the NCLEX-RN if you have that ADN already and clinically will not make you a different nurse. It's theory, community nursing and a lot of research papers. I've debated on getting my bachelors, but I'm not wanting to get into management, and I don't get more money! My ADN will suffice.
 
2022-05-20 6:07:48 AM  
It's true because it's funny
 
2022-05-20 6:08:31 AM  
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Paid for his college degree stuffing envelopes at home for 2 hours on a Saturday once a month.
 
2022-05-20 6:29:09 AM  
Some of these oldsters can surprise you. One lady in her 80's in France made a deal with a guy that would see her get a certain amount of money every month and when she passed away the property would be deeded to him. He was overjoyed because, hell, how long can an 89 yo lady last? Well, come twenty years later he kicked the bucket, having paid nearly double what the property was worth over the years and she was still drinking wine and laughing at the world.
 
2022-05-20 6:34:33 AM  

cynicalbastard: Some of these oldsters can surprise you. One lady in her 80's in France made a deal with a guy that would see her get a certain amount of money every month and when she passed away the property would be deeded to him. He was overjoyed because, hell, how long can an 89 yo lady last? Well, come twenty years later he kicked the bucket, having paid nearly double what the property was worth over the years and she was still drinking wine and laughing at the world.


Lucky for her, he was honest.

Other little old ladies might have become more "accident-prone".
 
2022-05-20 7:04:34 AM  
She probably didn't spend any loan money at restaurants, bars and luxury apartments, so she can pay it off without much whining.
 
2022-05-20 7:08:10 AM  
Better late than never.
 
2022-05-20 7:41:15 AM  

aagrajag: cynicalbastard: Some of these oldsters can surprise you. One lady in her 80's in France made a deal with a guy that would see her get a certain amount of money every month and when she passed away the property would be deeded to him. He was overjoyed because, hell, how long can an 89 yo lady last? Well, come twenty years later he kicked the bucket, having paid nearly double what the property was worth over the years and she was still drinking wine and laughing at the world.

Lucky for her, he was honest.

Other little old ladies might have become more "accident-prone".


At the risk of his spending the last few years of his life in the local hoosegow with everyone knowing he murdered a little old lady.
 
2022-05-20 7:57:18 AM  
The university 15 minutes from me waives tuition for 60+ aged students who aren't working. One year to go for me. Maybe it is unfortunate for me i'm interested in engineering and they have a very good department so they may say no room for me.
 
2022-05-20 8:37:54 AM  

cynicalbastard: Some of these oldsters can surprise you. One lady in her 80's in France made a deal with a guy that would see her get a certain amount of money every month and when she passed away the property would be deeded to him. He was overjoyed because, hell, how long can an 89 yo lady last? Well, come twenty years later he kicked the bucket, having paid nearly double what the property was worth over the years and she was still drinking wine and laughing at the world.


Got to be careful with some of these worlds oldest people stories. There is evidence that Jeanne Calment, a deceased french lady holding the world's oldest woman title at 122 was probably only 100 or so and actually stole her mother's identify when her mother died to avoid paying taxes and to continue to collect the French version of social security and survivor's benefits.

I assume this happens not infrequently, especially in the past and in current countries where record keeping is poorer.
 
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