Its difficult to suggest what you should do first. A lot of factors play an imperative role as to which program, ADN or BSN, program you should initially apply too.
Required pre-requisites and when they are offered
Specific school wait list / enrollment (30, 40, 50, or 100 students; 1000 applicants)
Length of program
Day or evening class / clinical rotations
/ student loans
Ability to work during program
There are many more however, the pros and cons will be based upon your personal circumstances. Make a tangible list, review it carefully and make a firm decison.
On a personal note, I do like the idea of the BSN program over the ADN; it will save time. FYI, I'm an ADN recipient. However, the aforementioned list may assist in determining which program you would be a better candidate. UMMC...AWESOME
I wish you well. Enjoy, comprehend, and ask AS MANY questions as your heart desire during your nursing journey.
PS....I enjoyed my college years in Jackson, MS. Great place to live.