LAS VEGAS – Non-traditional students are becoming new traditional students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. These are students who had their education journey disrupted by family commitments, military service, finances, or other reasons. Not surprisingly, money is often a barrier for adult learners wishing to complete their degree. UNLV’s Community2Campus office within the Division of Educational Outreach administers several scholarships earmarked especially for students returning to college after an extended interruption.
Community2Campus Executive Director Liz Baldizan outlines scholarship opportunities available to non-traditional students at UNLV.
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35 hearty travelers from Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan rendezvoused in Ushuaia, Argentina in early December to set out on a journey of a lifetime. Over ten days they explored the world’s southernmost waters and continent. For some, the trip checked the seventh and final continent off their travel wish-list. For others, it was an opportunity to see and photograph landscapes and wildlife they had only ever read about. For all, it was a chance to learn about this stunning but sometimes forbidding part of our planet.
The college journey of a “typical” UNLV Rebel is ever-evolving and more complex. The average age of UNLV students is creeping upward; 25% of undergraduates are 25 or older, and 48% of graduate students are 30 or older. Nearly one-third of UNLV students are enrolled part time. When you examine these statistics together, it is clear that many UNLV Rebels do not fit the stereotype of a traditional college student.
UNLV’s Medical Assistant Certificate program hit an important milestone in November with the graduation of its first students. These students have been working diligently toward this goal since they enrolled last spring.
The seven program graduates have good reason to feel optimistic about their careers. The demand for medical assistants is projected to grow rapidly in the coming decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates employment in this field will increase 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
KNPR's listeners were taken to the ends of the world this morning. The topic of discussion on State of Nevada was Antarctic Adventures with guests being Vice Provost for Educational Outreach Peg Rees, wildlfe photographer Sharon Schafer, and learning strategist Jackie Jaeger sharing their experiences on UNLV Continuing Education's recent antarctic cruise.http://www.knpr.org/son/archive/detail2.cfm?SegmentID=9664&ProgramID=2698
The Office of Online Education and the UNLV School of Nursing have been recognized for creating one of the nation's top online graduate nursing programs. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked 18th out of 101 programs listed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report of best online graduate degree programs. Click here to read more: http://news.unlv.edu/release/school-nursing-ranked-among-top-20-online-graduate-nursing-programs
Are you ready for the SAT and ACT?
The date is circled on the calendar. You’ve been prepping on your own for weeks—maybe months. There is nothing else you can do to get ready for the SAT or ACT.
Or is there?
Thanks to a new alliance between UNLV Continuing Education and Catalyst, a SAT/ACT test prep company, Las Vegas now has an affordable weekend test prep boot camp strategically scheduled the week before you take your college entrance exams.
12/17 to 1/5/13
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