Well of course whatever path you choose to take has to be best for you, and I feel I relate to how you seem to be explaining your learning style so I will let you know what I'm doing because I'm taking it slow. First I applied and started working with a home health agency to get more experience caring for people and then enrolled in my local community college one term CNA program, now that I am able to work as a CNA I get even more patient experience. So next I want to enroll in a LPN program while working as a CNA because those programs usually take about a year. Once I become an LPN I would love to enroll into a bridge program LPN to RN and then go straight for my Bachelors, instead just getting the Associates. In nursing it's like your career can never end because after you have your RN you can then specialize, but if you get your foot in the door in healthcare then you can take your time and gain your experience, I think it's crazy to me how people are going straight out of high school to registered nurse, with absolutely no experience in actual caregiving for anyone in real life, on a day to day, or other than themselves and only with the clinical experience.