An Overnight Career Change

“A hundred years from now it won’t matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

I have wanted to be a nurse ever since I began a ski patrol junior program at the age of fourteen. I wanted to do MSF (doctors without borders), expedition medicine, and someday, life flight. It seemed like the perfect career for me since it combined my love of adrenaline and travel with a way to make money. I have finished all the prerequisites for the program, and got 93rd percentile on the entrance exam I took last summer. My plan was to take three years off (my exams are only good for three years), then go back and finish the program in order to start my career as a nurse.

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