I am 30 years old married with 3 kids, 11yr old 7yr old and a 1yr. I have decided to go back to school to become a nurse. I am not going to lie I am scarred of going back to school specially now that I have a family they require so much attentions from me. Because I have to work full time and have a family I have decided to go to school part time. However I am undecided and I would love to get peoples opinion, I would like to go for my RN part time but I have been told to get my LPN first. What do I do? How long would it take me part time to get my RN? and how long would it take me if I decided to get my LPN part time instead? I also have to take all my Gen-Ed pre req before entering the nursing program so I know that it will add on to the time I have to be in school. The reason I want to go for my RN is because I know school is going to take away a lot of time away from my family but hopefully once I am all done with school I will be able to get a job working for a hospital 3days a week 12hr shifts, which will then give me plenty of time to be with my family again. .