This is just my opinion. I just graduated with my ASN, and am enrolled into an RN-BSN program at the moment.
I feel that somehow, somewhere, someway you were motivated to go to the BSN program. You spent all these years on pre-reqs, spent the time to get into the BSN program, and you're in. I would honestly say stick with it, because honestly, nursing is one of the VERY FEW fields where you can do SO MUCH with one degree. There is a doctor's office.... there's legal consulting eventually, there's just so many options with ONE degree.... like someone said, there's not just hospital work!
No reason to get your LPN for the same reasons you state if you didn't want to get your BSN. With an LPN, you're almost confined to certain areas. Plus honestly, you'll be getting paid much less for doing ALMOST the exact same thing an RN is doing. Thats just what I've observed in a hospital setting.
I was almost like you my last year. Frustrated with nursing schools administration and procedures, fed up with **** poor clinicals, having to deal with professors always being late or changing the schedule for the last minute. Seeemed like a lot of BS to have to go through to do something that would be fulfilling for me. But hell, I spent soooo much time getting in, doing pre reqs... I lost my four year BSN scholarship
to a college from ROTC because of an injured shoulder, so for me, turning around that VERY NEXT YEAR and getting in a program all on my OWN merit gave me the confidence and determination I needed to push me through all that BS.
You can do it! Just stick with it. I know about not wanting to work in a hospital setting. I took a job and am in second week of orientation on a Surgical floor.... I know its going to be hell, but at the same time I like to know a lot of different aspects of something when I pick it up, so I know this will be a good experience for me.
Just don't give it up! I know its going to be worth it, and I know you will probably feel the same way too. SOMETHING led you to do nursing to begin with, and its DEFINATELY normal to feel like you do! Just honestly, take it one day at a time. Wake up, and say "I can do this."
If you choose another profession that works in a hospital setting, my fear and concern is you're going to see those RNs and be "Man.... what if..." and thats something you NEVER want to do. I know this from experience.
Goodluck to whatever you choose, and remember its not always about whats quickest and fastest route to do something. Believe me, I know this as well.