There is so much variety in nursing. You can literally take your career anywhere. You can work in direct patient care, case management, administration, hospital versus clinic. You can get paid to be a travel nurse. You can go back to school for a graduate degree if you choose. I recommend shadowing a variety of health care professionals if you are unsure exactly where you want to land. Hard work and initiative get noticed quickly. Part-time jobs as a caregiver (CNA, patient aide) and volunteering really do matter when looking at applicants.
If you are considering the nurse practitioner route, I recommend working as a nurse first. There are programs where you can head directly into your masters or doctorate directly from undergrad. But the background and depth of understanding you gain from working as a nurse first are experiences you will draw from your entire career. Once you have your degree, the variety of career choices is wonderful.