See if your mom can set up a couple of nights of shadowing. Go in to ER, surgery, ICU, etc. Make sure you keep your GPA up in all classes. Meet with your guidance counselor, talk to an academic adviser, attend career days on college campuses. See if the College of Nursing has any luncheons or meet-and-greets. Make good studying habits now. Take a look course catalogs for the nursing program. See what classes are required and what they entail. Would you be comfortable taking anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, biology, statistics, english, psychology, human development, nutrition, pharmacology? It looks like a lot, but remember every class is going to taught to you by great professors who love what they do. When you get to college, your brain is gonna become a sponge; soaking up all the information for you to apply during your career. It's scary at first, but then it starts to become fascinating. Nursing school is difficult, but everyone is different. Some do great in classes, but have a hard time in clinicals or visa versa. One portion of school may suck, while others parts may same easy. Just make sure you do what makes you happy. Everyone is scared before nursing school.