I have a BA in a non-nursing field, and have decided to go back to school to purse SOME KIND of degree in nursing, but I am at a crossroads. I know I eventually want to be an FNP. My parents are both FNPs and I am 100% sure that is my ultimate educational goal, however, I'm not sure of the most efficient way for me to arrive there. I have completed all of the science pre-reqs for most programs through my first degree, so my next step is to decide to do accelerated BSN, ADN/RN (the RN to MSN through Vanderbilt, which is where my parents both went), or an LPN program then online LPN to BSN through Indiana State. The LPN to BSN is 100% online, so my main reason for wanting to do this program would be that I could work a little bit and get some experience since I really have none to speak of! However, here's my other issue: since I don't plan to work as an RN for an extended period of time, does it really make sense for me to do a BSN program, or would it be more efficient for me to do an ADN to MSN bridge?
I wish direct entry MSN was an option, but it's not as there are no programs within 90 miles of my hometown. Does anyone have any advice or insight as to what I should do in this situation? I have a 2 year-old and have been a stay-at-home mom since he was born, so luckily I don't have to worry about holding down (or trying to hold down) a full time job while in school, so that helps. I just reallllyyyy don't want to take a longer route than is absolutely necessary. My overall goal would be to be done with the MSN/FNP in 5-6 years. I am not really in a gigantic hurry, as I want to raise my son until he goes to school. Please help me out and give any advice you can!
Here is a little bit of my background:
--I have a BA in Spanish, and a minor in psychology
--I am read, write, speak bilingual (Spanish)
--I have been a social worker for 5 years
--my parents are both FNPs, so I am familiar with Advanced Practice Nursing, to an extent
--I had a 3.9 undergrad GPA, good GRE score, and a good TEAS score
--I have no nursing experience other than helping out at my dad's clinic