Setting Your Fears Aside to Pursue Your Education

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Between her family and career, Debra Epply's life seemed way too busy to go back to school. But she discovered a way to make it all work. Her advice? Do it now!

"You have a job. You have a family. If I can do, you can do it. Don't take 9 years to think about it like I did. There were times when I thought I was going to quit. Family life's too much. Working's too much. School’s too much. But I thought that wasn't an option. Going back to school was a huge plus financially. I am now the head of OB coordinator, managing the department."

Well into her 30s, Debra Epply graduated from Kaplan University with her bachelor's and master’s degrees in nursing.


Kaplan University provides a practical, student-centered education that prepares individuals for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission ( It serves more than 53,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.


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