Many people know without a doubt that they want to go to college (that was me), others come to college and after the first semester or two decide that college isn't for them, and some people know without a shout of a doubt that college is not right for them and that they don't want to go.
And guess what?
All of those decisions are PERFECTLY OKAY!
Deciding that you don't want to go to college isn't the end of the world. College is very difficult, expensive, and is a huge commitment to make. Unless you have got all of the money in the world you will probably come with student loans. And student loans means debt..and well no one wants to be in debt when they are 18 right?
Even though those are some scary aspects that come along with college, the risk is worth the reward!
College has been the best time of my life. I've met wonderful people here at South and I have had incredible once in a lifetime experiences that I've experienced here that I couldn't at other schools. Coming to college has matured me and prepared me for what the real world has to offer. While the experience of being a college student is one that I think no one should miss out on, the number one reason why I think students should go to college is for....the obvious.....
I'm sure a lot of you (if you read my blogs) already know that I am in nursing school. Nursing school hands down has been the toughest obstacle I have EVER faced in my entire life. Even though I complain about it everyday and I am always exhausted I know that in the long run this torture I am in now will be worth it.
I could have been a CNA (certified nursing assistant) or an LPN (licensed practical nurse) which don't require a college degree. But I chose to attend a 4 year college to get my BSN (Bachelors in Science of Nursing) and become an RN because of the rewards I will receive after working my butt off in this tough program!
CNA yearly salary: $30,000
LPN yearly salary: $33,000
RN yearly salary: $66,000
Even though college can be expensive just look at the difference a 4 year degree can make! The beauty of a degree in nursing is job security. So even though you may be acquiring student loans you can begin paying them back in no time once you have found a job after graduation!