I have a goal of becoming an np. I have worked as a medical assistant for 12 years, and have had a practical radiology tech cert for 3 years (both diploma programs). I have several options available and am overwhelmed. I can get an aas from a for profit, then do an rn to bsn online while working as an rn before moving to my np courses. Or can go right to bsn then work a few years then np course. Or can do a non nurse degree and go PA. My main hungups on making the choice are as follows and in order of importance.
1. Wife and 2 kids 10 and 13
2. Work full time as primary household income
3. Prefer more online than campus due to time available in my week.
Want to spend the most efficient amount of time in school( as in getting the most prerequisites I can out of my bs before my masters.)
Thank you for any advice