Between a LPN and BSN? and a RN?
If you're not mentally and emotionally ready for a BSN program, then, by gosh, DON'T DO IT! Only YOU can tell if this is actual non-readiness, or just the normal jitters everyone experiences. If you'd feel more comfortable closer to home with an LPN program, then follow that path for now. You can follow through with the BSN route in a few short years when you actually WANT to pursue it. From the sound of it, you haven't applied to the BSN program yet, let alone been accepted or wait-listed, so you are completely free to take the path that you want at this point. Plus having the LPN and some LPN nursing experience behind you may make the transition to BSN easier and faster.
Just a note of caution -- be aware that some BSN programs have a time cut-off for the science prereqs. For instance, some schools won't accept an A&P or Microbiology grade that's over 5 years old. Watch your time line so you don't land up having to retake your science classes before applying to a BSN program.
ETA: Or look into a 2-yr nursing degree at a local community college close to home. It'd be a good middle step between the LPN and BSN alternatives for now, and you can use the pre-reqs you've been working on.
Last edit by sueall on Feb 28, '13