If nursing is not something you want DO NOT do it! Nursing school is so incredibly hard and if you're head is in something else besides nursing then it will be even harder. I had friends drop out first semester who really wanted to be nurses but once school started found they hated it. Also like others have said nursing isn't really a fall back career unless you're going to work part time hours in order to stay competent in tasks. For your sake and patients sake do not pursue nursing just because your mom wants you to. Follow your own dreams.