Congrats, jbl!! I have your same thought process - I definitely want to work for awhile before doing any kind of MSN (not sure if I even WANT to do an MSN at all), so no rush there. I'm always surprised by people who have it all mapped out already, and we haven't even started the ABSN program yet! I get why people starting a second career might feel anxious to plan it out, but when you're 22/23, how do you even know for sure you want to be an NP, etc, if you have no experience? I have a feeling my ideas about nursing school and the areas I would like to work in are probably quite different from reality - looking forward to finding out for sure in a few months, ha ha!