Initially I did because I wanted her to get a job in a field that she would have many options in and also because there were so many things that she didn't want to do. Plus even when things are tough, it doesn't mean you don't do it, you have to survive in this world, eat and pay bills. I told her to just try it out and later she could switch to something else. I tried to get her to do other things besides nursing. At one point she said she wanted to do retail as a career. Sometimes people choose nursing because of limited options, it is easier to get into school, graduate and start working compared to other types of work. The pay is decent too, considering the short amount of schooling, 2 years. My daughter currently works at a bank, has no degree and makes about 20 dollars an hour. She is 20 years old. She plans to go to college but not right now, she is moving up in the banking industry without a degree. She moved up from a call center position. She is very good with money. I feel she will keep moving up and she likes what she does so it all worked out. She lives at home with her dad and I. We don't charge rent. She only has to cover her car and insurance. She is doing well for a child her age.