the best thing to do is this; stay in community college and get all of your general courses out of the way. keep your grades up, try to avoid dropping classes at any cost (they come back to haunt you later). give yourself some time to think about what you want to do, even if that means taking a year or two off from school to contemplate what you want to do. i wish i had done that. you can get advice on here from nurses telling you this or that, but everyone's exp. is different. just because one nurse on here loves nursing does not mean that you will love nursing because we are all different. if you really love people, love waiting on them and making them happy, if you love to live at the job and do goo gobs of o.t. if you love standing on your feet all day and working your buns off then you will love nursing. if you like more autonomy and freedom, more time off and less hard work then consider something else. you don't have to be a nurse to tell that it is alot of hard work and dedication because i've known nurses before. but it's best to do nursing while you are young. once you start working and starting a family it becomes really hard to get thru.