I just graduated in December with my Associates and currently going back for my BSN. I would recommend this route because it allows more flexibility to your schedule and you can start working sooner. Plus, depending on where you get a job, some hospitals even offer tuition reimbursement. But I do recommend getting either a CNA or a tech position before graduating just so you have some experience in the hospital setting and it will help land a job once graduating. A lot of times there is either a class you can take to become a CNA or you are certified after your first semester of nursing school, I would check with the school. Good luck though in whichever route you choose!