A few things:
Have you checked with local physician's groups, hospitals, etc. to see if they'll even hire you as an ACNP without RN experience? Where I'm from, ACNP's must have RN ICU/ER experience. Or they simply don't get hired. In the ER, we've hired FNP's who were med/surg first with no critical care experience. But that was unusual. It does make sense though because in the ER mostly FNP's & PAs complete the rapid medical exam and run the fast track area.
Honestly, all NP programs are the same. Some are more organized than others. Rankings, IMO, mean nothing and when you graduate most employers only care if you are licensed and what experience you have. It's really the practicum experiences that teach you what you need to know. I'd thoroughly research the practicum sites they use. Maybe interview the preceptors, ask to talk NP's who have graduated from the program.
If you ever plan to move or do travel assignments say after your kids are out of the house and the husband retires. You won't be able to in Oregon or Colorado. These are two states that require RN experience to grant an NP license. There may be others and this seems to be popping up now as a trend.
You will have to fight tooth and nail for respect, anywhere that may hire you. In my experience, those entering the NP field without having "paid their dues" as a nurse first are treated quite poorly by other nurses.
I am currently wrapping up my NP program. I am a mid career changer too. IMO my RN experience has been invaluable. In my previous career I thought I was organized and had mad critical thinking skills. You don't really know what critical thinking is until each and every decision you make could kill someone. Whole different ballgame. I am extremely thankful I spent these past 8 years in critical care.