It will REALLY help you to narrow down your interest areas before heading this direction. NPs are specialists and you MUST decide which direction you want to go during the application phase of direct-entry programs. Gaining admission can also be much easier if you are able to articulate WHY you want to focus on Gerontology, or pediatrics, or psych, or are passionate about primary care in a rural area, or whatever it is that motivates you. Direct-entry programs are looking for motivated students who have a solid sense of what they are getting into and WHY they are going down this career path.
I'd also encourage you to take another look at NP programs if you think they are the "easy" way out of not having to take the GRE or have professional experience - - while direct-entry programs may not require nursing specific experience they usually do want to see transferable skill set and an applicant's ability to articulate how their current/prior skills and profession set them up to succeed in the profession they are transitioning into (again knowing which specialty one wants is key here -- much easier to talk about how your previous experience as a small business owner will transfer to opening a private practice mental health clinic or how your years volunteering with a summer camp for children with disabilities has fostered a desire to become a pediatric NP). The good direct-entry NP programs are highly competitive, and good doesn't mean "Ivy league" but those who have a reputation for turning out solid new graduates who are ready to enter practice and who actively work to ensure their students have clinical placements which support student learning along the way. I applied to several direct-entry programs all of which required GRE as part of the admissions process, along with good GPA, essay, letters of recommendation, and interview among other requirements - this wasn't the "easy" path.
If you really don't know which specialty is for you, it may be worth while to either look at PA programs - which are generalist in nature and which allow for easier transitioning of specialty down the road -- or of attaining ASN/BSN and working as a RN for a while and figuring out what you want to do with an advanced practice degree.
Finally - remember that being an NP involves being an RN -- in many states the NP is a credential which is tied to RN license not a separate license. It's okay to know that you want the training and responsibility of an NP going into the field -- it is not okay to disparage the role of the RN or the knowledge and skills acquired at this level. Even through a direct-entry program you must still learn the foundational RN knowledge and skill-set before continuing into higher level training.