Hi! I just got into a direct entry MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner program. I start in January, I'm so excited! I'm 28, I have a B.A. in Communication and a background in finance, business, and library services. Absolutely no healthcare experience. But for the past two years, I decided to make a career change and go into nursing, with an ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. I took my pre-reqs while volunteering at a hospital (while still working at my then current job at a library). While my grades were high and competitive, I think that volunteer experience really helped me. It was a great way to show the school that I really wanted this by getting involved in healthcare, and understood what the nursing world was about since I had that floor experience.
Also, keep in mind that direct entry MSN programs will look at your Bachelor's degree and GPA. You should ask the schools
what is the minimum GPA requirement from your undergrad deress, plus what is a good competitive undergrad GPA that most admitted students from the past had.
Good luck to you!