I'm asked this often, especially since I began college a long time ago in a pre-med program. (I ended up with a degree in engineering - it's a long story!)
Honestly, I would love to attend medical school but I also want to raise our two little girls & have a relationship with my husband. Although people do it, I didn't see how I could have a family life and attend medical school. Nursing school
is a wonderful way for me to follow my heart into healthcare, earn extra money and be there for my family.
A mother of a high school friend asked why I would take such a huge step down to become a nurse. I simply asked her if she has ever had to leave someone she loved with all her heart in the hospital in the care of a nurse. I explained that once you have, you'll understand how important nurses really are!!