My advice to all pre- nursing students is to become a CNA and get a job in a hospital. This way you get experience working in a patient care setting to see if you truly like the job. You can do your prerequisites while working and then apply to a nursing program. It can be a very long process; taking the NLN, finishing your pre-reqs ( a lot of programs want most classes like Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology to be completed before they even consider accepting you into their program).
I must say I went to an ADN program, was a tech (CNA) in a hospital and graduated in December and do have a job. Of course it's always recommended to further your education but we all sit for the exact same NCLEX so if financially it works best for you to get your associates, by all means do it. My hospital has no intention on not accepting ADN nurses. In fact, there's no pay difference between the two.
Final two cents... make sure nursing is something you're passionate about. It is a LOT of work and not a career to just go into because you think it 'may' be something you enjoy. Like someone else said, if being a CNA doesn't appeal to you, seriously reconsider nursing because we do everything a CNA does and then some. Good luck