I'm trying to decide what my best path to becoming an RN would be - ideally with a BSN at some point (sooner rather than later!). I'm 31 and already have a BA in another field. I don't have any experience in nursing/health care yet, but I'm thinking about doing a CNA program and working in that. As far as an RN goes, it looks like my two main options are:1. Accelerated BSN - total cost of prerequisites + 12 month program = $55,000The downside to this is that I would not be able to work during the 12 month program.2. Associates Degree, then bridge to BSN - total cost of 2 year program = $17,000I assume I'd be able to work at least part time while I'm doing this, and then after a year or two, I could go on to do a RN to BSN program for $15-30K. My hesitations with this is the longer course length, and the fact that since I've already got a BA, I wouldn't want to have to repeat gen ed classes.So, what do you all think of this? Is it worth the "big money" to go straight to the BSN, or better to take it slow and steady? At this point, I am single (separated) and don't have any kids, so I'm relatively free financially, although the thought of having no income for 1 or 2 years scares me! Thanks!