My first degree is in English, because I absolutely enjoy translating and analyzing texts, specifically medieval manuscripts. I actually did my senior thesis on medieval bedside manner through literature. However, I decided to apply to an accelerated nursing program, which I will begin in August. I was torn between nursing school and a master's degree in applied linguistics, but I admire medical professionals and it has always been my dream to be a nurse practitioner. In a way, I am still torn, because I'm not sure how much research I will be able to do as a nurse practitioner. I feel that I would be bored without research, but at the same time I'm attracted to the hands-on aspects of being an NP.