I'm leaving to pursue my life-long dream of a PhD in Anthropology, to be a paleopathologist. It's the ONLY reason I choose a BSN. I was not "called" to nursing and as a child/teen never wanted to or even thought of becoming a nurse. Now, that doesn't mean that I'm not a good nurse or that I don't care about my patients. I am very analytical, a great educator, abd the "go-to" person when someone needs something explained or figured out, which is why I always say "I'm an anthropologist disguised as a nurse." I am always met with objection when I tell people what I'm going to grad school for. They say "Just get your NP...the money is good and you're good at this." Monet does not now or ever will buy my happiness. I plan on teaching in a university while simultaneously finding, cleaning off, and examining mummies and skeletons in Egypt by 2021. I just have to wait for the day-to-day parenting to cease so I can work just PT as an RN and focus on school instead of working FT to support a family.