I don't have a problem with people who start grad school soon after graduating with a BSN; depending on the specialty area. If a student wants to go to NP school right away fine. They can benefit and learn a lot by working as an RN, but the two are apples and oranges. We don't require PA's to work as a nurse for any time period. There are plenty of people who are bright enough to learn how to be an NP in NP school. Others need the knowledge that time on the floor can provide in order to be successful in NP school.