Question: I am an RPN and have recently been accepted to the bridging program at Mcmaster University to become an RN. I kind of applied on a whim and now am not sure if I want to go back to school or not, 3 years fulltime studies seems too long at this point. I'm in my early 20s, still living at home ...not sure what to do!
Answer: You'd be a fool not to do it now while your still young. Education is the best investment anyone can make whether it's in time or money. You can wait till you have kids and a spouse and juggle the cost of day care with your books. You can wait till you have a mortgage payment and have to work overtime to pay for it. What are you waiting for?
But, you do have to be ready to give a solid effort. Make a list of the things that you will get out of this. More money? Sure. More career advancement? Absolutely!
Make a list of what you'll give up by doing this. Family Dinners? some. Watching American Idol with Mom and Dad? Absolutely!
Good luck with your decision.