I have wanted to be a nurse for so long, but lately I haven't felt the passion for it. Everyone in my Chemistry class was a nurse major, and I found them to be unfriendly, way too competetive, and sometimes cruel. I had an extremely easy time in Chemistry, too, and I've found that I'm much more gifted in sciences than I ever gave myself credit for.Anyway, so lately I've been wondering if I should change my major. Before deciding on nursing, I had wanted to pursue dentistry, but I always gave myself too little credit for how good I was in math and sciences. I just figured I couldn't do it or deal with that many years of school and intensity of training. On a whim, I dropped by a local college that offers dental assisting each year. Thirty people are accepted. My state has the most duties for any state in terms of what the responsibilities and roles of a dental assistant are. The pay is really good too. I talked to people in the program and graduates. They say they make $17 to $20, because it is such a respected program. It's a two year program and you end up with your associates. It also states it is a great way to start a career either as a dental hygienist or a dentist. The people in the program were awesome! The students were so friendly and nice. They all worked together and welcomed me with open arms. I was sold on the program, so I decided to register and my name was added to the waitlist. I'm number 17. Meanwhile, back at my other college, I'm still registered for 15 credits of pre-nursing classes. I feel very confused. I really don't know what I want to do. The pre-req's I have taken aren't wasted. If I want to become a dentist (or a hygienist), I will need all the sciences and math I have completely thus far. I've decided to wait and see. If I get into the program, maybe it was meant to be, and if I don't, maybe I should stick to the nusring path.I don't know. I felt so invigorated when I went into the dental program and took a tour. The professors were so kind and the students really caring and nice. The dentists actually appreciated the assistants and didn't look down upon them. I guess I just feel really down right now about nursing. I just completed my CNA course and I'm finding that CNA's are underpaid, underappreciated, and treated terribly by SOME of the nurses (I repeat SOME as to not generalize). It's amazing what is expected of CNA's and nurses in LTC with so little compensation. I just already feeled burned out by nursing and I haven't even started yet.Has anyone ever struggled like this and considered dropping nursing as their major? I understand there are pro's and con's to both jobs. With nursing, there is so much flexibility and room for growth. I love the idea that I can choose to follow so many different paths with nursing. I'm confused! Sorry for such the long post. Does anyone have any advice? Comments? Anything? I feel so lost right now!