I was going to say this long explanation about what I think. I read nurse156 comment, I agree 100%. I am in my second career. Having been a technician, service manager, store manager, with some of the largest companies in the world. Goodyear, 56 largest. Dealerships. Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that yes it is an accomplishment. Not only that, but you will be the one that is the doctors eyes, the one making many decisions that involve peoples lives, up to death. So please, take nursing seriously, I am sure that you do. Know that your job is a very serious job, RN's, yes in ICU, especially need special training. But I work as an LVN, right along with RN's in med surge, and LTC's. At your age, continue your education. I am sure you will do just fine.