Like someone said above, I also wanted to be a doctor when I was growing up but I didn't have the funds or the focus. When I started college I had majored in biology with the intentions of going to medical school but I was just too young and had other priorities. So I kind of went to school off and on, changed my major a bunch of times but never really accomplished anything. So about two and half years ago I found out I was pregnant and realized I needed to get my butt together. I was unmarried, living at home, no degree. So talking with my mom (a LPN for 15 yrs) one night she brought up maybe looking into nursing. At first I kind of looked down on the idea, but the more I thought about it, it just was the perfect thing for me. I was always interested in medical stuff, I had many of the pre-reqs, I love working with people (I worked in hospitality mgmt for 4 yrs), and I needed a degree that I could get quickly and that would provide a good source of income for my family. So thats why I decided to be a nurse. The more I've gotten into it, the more I am just so excited and fascinated. I'll start nursing school
in about 2 months.
The kind of nursing I want to go into is, I think like a cardiac unit or critical care. Something that requires thinking on my feet. I still have to learn more about all the different fields of nursing. I don't think I want to work in ob or peds, just not for me. Or geriactrics. We'll see though, once I get started I may totally change my mind.