I agree with chuckster. Don't waste your time and money challenging the LPN/LVN boards. If you go LPN-RN bridge, it will only take out a semester. Check with the school of your choice and see their career path/ RN program. I just graduated few months ago with the ADN (16 months). It is very easy to get accepted for the BSN once you get your license. Only bad thing is there are no jobs because of the recession. I have spoken with recruiters and they do not like corpsman/medic experience compared to RN experience because "we weren't RNs when we were in the the military". I suggest go for ADN and then BSN. While you are in school, start networking with your professors, your clinical charge nurses, nurse managers in the unit you are assigned. They might offer you a job some day once you get your license. Good luck.