This is a hard one. I am a senior in ASU's program, do not have kids, and feel that it is very time consuming. If time is all you are concerned about, I would choose the ADN route. I heard from a friend that did a semester at ASU and now at a community college that you are in class/clinicals a lot less time.
This past semester I had class or clinical 5 days a week. Lecture days (2x week) were usually half days, Lab days are usually full 8 hours days (1x/wk) and clinicals are usually 8-12 hour days depending on your placement (2x/week). Though, we did get serveral days off during the semester as well. The studying is very demanding as well. They have shortened our semesters to 14 weeks, so 18 credit hours in 14 weeks is pretty intense. This sememster we had 2 exams every 3-4 weeks, of course on top of care plans
, projects and papers throughout the semester.
ASU is a very difficult program to get into, so congratuations on that. If you have help with your kids, and care bare spending a little less time with them during school, it is worth it. PS - The summer off is amazing and we get 6 weeks off during winter if that helps your decision at all.
Let me know if you have any other questions about ASU's program. I'd love to help...