I also think it is important to reiterate that the required 2015 DNP IS NOT happening. It is merely a suggestion. Sure, a lot of schools are taking away their MSN programs, but there are plenty of schools were you can become a NP/CRNA/CNM/ect with an MSN.
Also, the nursing classes aren't going to be enough to get you into PA school. A lot of PA schools basically require a pre-med track. Here is an excerpt from a local university.
Applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or the Medical College Admission Test
(MCAT) within the 10 years before they apply. They must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States and have a cumulative g.p.a. and a science g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on their last 40 s.h. of college-level science course work. They must have completed preparatory science courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, introductory animal biology or zoology, and general statistics or biostatistics. They also must have completed upper-level courses in human or animal physiology (lower-level combined anatomy/physiology courses do not satisfy this requirement
); three upper-level courses in endocrinology, microbiology, histology, and/or related disciplines; and an introductory biochemistry course (combined organic/biochemistry courses do not satisfy this requirement). Courses in cell biology, cell physiology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and parasitology are recommended.
Applicants must have at least 1,200
hours of health care experience."