I think the BSN will open the opportunity to become a generalist first so you can get experience in the hospital or community setting. It will be the foundation that would help one to decided which is the specialty you really like. I'd love to chose a different masters from the CNL that is provided in most master entry programs. Having a bsn from Hopkins will also open other doors for future academic and professional opportunities.
One of the downturns about getting the BSN happens in the job arena, one has to compete with people who holds an MSN.
My only concern about getting into a ABSN program is the reduced financial help. One gets more access to loans when entering a MSN program, but the loans are limited for second bachelors.
Personally, I have been very open about the opportunities that are available, since entering into nursing schools is highly competitive.