Hi! I am interested in becoming a Psych NP and have a degree in a different field. I applied to a direct-entry program last year and was waitlisted. Now I'm wondering if I should apply to an RN program and then continue on for NP? Can anyone tell me how long this might take for a person who already has a degree? Obviously if it takes longer than a year, I guess it wouldn't be worth it, since direct-entry programs are 3 years long with usually 1 year for the RN or BSN. I'm also wondering if it is even possible to get into an RN program for September since it's already May? Thanks for any help!