My Master's degree was a pilot project that they did back in 1988 in Family with education track, no advanced practice for me at that time (it was available, I just didn't think I would ever use it, HA HA!) Times have changed!
Everyone has a different opinion about experience, I happen to be one who thinks a few years experience is helpful. That being said, there are others who believe that one can go directly into an APRN role with no experience. I suppose only you know what your strengths are, and if you will rise to meet the challenge. Good luck with your decision!