Quote from meanmaryjean
To your point- You will need at least a BSN to enter a Nurse Practitioner program.
Not necessarily. There are, of course, the kazillion direct-entry MSN programs, that do not require people to have a BSN to matriculate (a BS in biology would do just fine). There are some MSN programs that take people with an ADN, but without a BSN. Of course, going that route would significantly restrict one's choice of MSN programs. In a recent thread here, someone mentioned that (as I suspected would be happening soon) there are starting to be direct-entry DNP programs, for those with no nursing background, but a BA/BS in another discipline. The school that was mentioned specifically in the other thread (as offering a direct-entry DNP) is University of Seattle.
OP, if you are referring to becoming a nurse practitioner, as opposed to taking a DNP degree (which, as meanmary notes, can have a variety of concentrations; not all people with DNPs are nurse practitioners and, conversely, plenty of nurse practitioners don't have DNPs), you can still become a nurse practitioner via an MSN degree, and do not need
a DNP (yet) to get licensed and start practicing. After doing that, you can complete a DNP while working if you really want one.