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The Returner

You Can Be Successful in College After Taking Time Off

Tanya always wanted to be a nurse—now she's making her dream come true.


The Returner Who Nailed Perfect Grades

I moved to the United States 18 years ago from the Ukraine and started my U.S. education in ninth grade. At that time, I didn’t think higher education would be an option because I had so many adjustments to make in my new life. Soon after high school I got married and gave birth to two adorable children.

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a nurse and now I am making that happen. Going back to school after 10 years was a little tough, but I pushed through it and finished with a GPA of 4.0. Now I’m about to complete Chemeketa’s Nursing Program.

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