I suggest you call the local nursing programs
in your area, and see what type of program they have to offer. See who has a waiting list, see who goes to school through the summer, whose program is shorter.
I was in retail managment and one day I had a God Breeze. I was listening to this lady rant about how I JUST had to find the matching tights for her daughters outift, no matter how many stores I had to call. I had my district manager on the phone wondering why my average transaction was less than $50 (this was a children's clothing store), and someone had called in sick. I just had a big realization that for all the stress I was experiencing that I needed to be saving someone's life. That moment was when I decided to go to nursing school.
I went the BSN route and have never regretted it. The ADN program had a 2-3 year waiting list, it would have costed about half the price of my BSN. I have a lot of student loans but I am still 100% satisfied with my choice. I am waiting to start my first nursing job in a little more than a week, where if I had gone the ADN route I would not be graduating for another year at the earliest. I feel that working and making a nurses salary for that extra year makes up for the 17K extra I went in debt for the BSN (49K vs 17K). I also went to college previously and most of my credits tranferred and cut down the amount of time I was in school.
I have seen posts on here that are just the opposite, no waitlist at ADN vs waitlist at BSN. Figure out what is going on in your area. Many employers pay for RN-BSN so do what gets you in the field the fastest if that is your desire.
You may want to pmail me this, but what general area of the country do you live in? The school that I just graduated from offers a 15 month accelerated BSN with masters credits for people who hold unrelated bachelors degrees. I believe the tuition is covered and the students receive a stipend every month. The program is funded by a local hospital network as well as other grants. I believe upon graduation you "owe" the hospital network 2 years at their normal pay for nurses.
Whatever route you go, best of luck to you!