My mom doesn't want me to be a nurse but I really want to be one. Can you help me convince her to let me be a nurse? These are the things she says to me to try to make me not be a nurse:
-"You'll be surrounded by sick people so you will contract a contagious disease and die."
-"Why won't you be a doctor? Why be the person underneath the doctor?"
-"You have to clean up people's poop, pee and vomit."
-"You'll be really tired working 12 hours."
-"When you grow old, you will be weak and will get fired because you can't do physical labor."
-"Violent and horny patients will try to rape or attack you."
-"You got good grades, good SAT score, and took many AP classes in high school. Why are you wasting them to be a nurse when you can be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer?"
-"It's okay for immigrants to be nurses, but not you because I gave you a great opportunity to be something higher in the ladder."
-"Your friends, cousins, and brother are all doctors, lawyers, and engineers. And you want to be a nurse? You are a disgrace to me and your family. I will disown you."
-"The only reason you want to be a nurse is so you can get out of college in 4 years instead of 12 years so you can be a young mom and get married."
-"Nurses don't need analysis. They just do what the doctors and bosses tell them to do."
-"If you become a nurse, I never want to see you again. I won't pay your tuition."
-"You have to go to Ivy League or UC school. CSU's are a disgrace."
-"You are selfish. You are not the type to care for people. You can't be a nurse."
At first, I wanted to be a pediatrician, but they have to go to 8 years of college and 4 years of residency. I don't want to be 32 when I start my job. I don't want to rely on my parent's money until I'm 32. I also don't want to be an old mom and marry in my late 30's. I might not be able to see my grandkids. I really love biology, psychology, nutrition, and kids. So I really want to be a neonatal nurse or a pediatric nurse. But my mom won't let me. How do I make her let me? Every time I talk about wanting to be a nurse, she tells me to shut up and leave and she yells at me and makes me cry. She wants me to be a doctor or pharmacist or doctor. I don't want to go though so many years of schooling. What should I do? Nurses in my area get like $112,000 salaries. My aunt is a nurse, but she was an immigrant. My mom doesn't like her. She says I will be some low class worker or something. She is so mean! She is a strict Asian tiger mom. UCLA and UC Irvine are the only UC's that offer nursing. The rest are CSU and community college. My mom said I can't go to CSU or community college. But I can't get into UCLA or UC Irvine because the acceptance rate is like 7%. Please help me. Thank you very much. I don't want my mom to control my life because if I don't like my job, then I'll be unhappy in life. But I also don't want to lose my mom's love.