It has always been my dream to be a nurse and I'm hoping to one day become a nurse practitioner or CRNA (nurse anesthetist). Right now I'm in my second year of college, but I will probably be in school for three more years for my BSN due to some unsatisfactory grades and immaturity my freshman year, and I wasn't able to get a scholarship. I have been financing my education solely on student loans. Tuition and living expenses add up to about 22K per year. My parent's income is too high for me to get grants, but they can't afford to fund my education because they're in debt and only one parent is employed. I tried getting a job but it was just too overwhelming with the difficult classes, and the money didn't amount to much. I also am unable to live at home due to some family problems, won't go into detail but it's really not an option. I've been trying to get good grades to get this full ride nursing scholarship, but there's no guarantee it will work out. I'm currently about 30K in debt, if I finish school solely on loans it will be 130K in debt. This idea makes me cringe and I don't know if I should stay in school or it's just a bad idea! I'm trying to get an education ad achieve my dream of becoming a nurse, but I don't want to ruin my life!