I think it is great that you are so ambitious, and I don't think you are rushing anything. I'm 25 and starting nursing school this year and feel older, even though I know I'm not, but I wasn't sure if nursing was 100% for me in high school. Knowing what I know now, I wish I would have done what you are planning to do. My husband finished almost an entire year of college while in high school. It also wasn't too difficult either because high school isn't too demanding for many people. In the county I went to high school (Las Vegas), seniors only had half days, or juniors took a few classes during their junior year to graduate early, so it was definitely doable to take a few college classes/AP classes. Where my husband went to school, the classes were actually university classes which worked out for him. You can also take CNA courses at 16 where I live now where many programs require CNA before applying. There are also LPN programs available for high school students where I live, so that once you graduate you can just bridge to an ADN program. Definitely look into the programs in your area, I would bet they have similar programs to fit your needs. I say I wish I would have done what you are wanting to do because my brain is not as fresh as it is now as it was when I was in high school. Good luck with your goals!!