Doing my pre-reqs: chem, bio, phsyio, etc.... at a local community college and then getting into an accelerated BSN program, then sitting for the RN licensing exam and then doing my 1 yr ICU?

I am just a little confused on whether I can do an accelerated BSN program BEFORE I have my RN license. Do I need to get a Assoc. degree in nursing FIRST and then sit for the RN licensing exam and then do the BSN???? OR can i go straight to the BSN???

Help is appreciated.

Note: I do have a BA from 6yrs ago, however I do not think that really helps my situation.