Thanks for the responses. Her end plan is a nurse practitioner, but will probably work as a RN once she graduates prior to getting her NP. She is young (23) and wants to get it done as fast as possible. Her school she's looking at you have to have some experience as a nurse. She had been looking at PA schools, but they seem to be just as expensive and very competitive to get in. At least going the NP route she can work as a nurse and tackle some of the debt ahead of time.