If you really want to know whether or not to get into the LPN thing or the RN thing let me suggest that you try being and aide at a hospital. If you can hack the foul stench of poop and urine as well as dealing with demanding patients and working for an employer who values you or your skill regardless of your education CNA, LVN, LPN, ADN, BSN , or whatever! Then maybe you should try the LPN thing.
I noticed that the previous poster stated that in her area of Texas that LVN's only make about $8/HR. That's lame! I am a LVN and have made $20.00 for agency and have even been offered as much as $30.00 to work on New years Day 2000!
I just quit my last job because they underappreciate my services. And that job paid well over $8/Hr.
However, never mind the pay. You think about yourself, your health and your family. If you are getting into nursing for the money, then forget it.
Because nursing will burn you out quicker than any other job that even comes close in pay or benefits.
I pity the poor BSN's who graduate and quit after getting their feet wet. That's 4 years of school down the toilet.
Like I said, try being and aide. If you can handle that for a couple of months, then you can handle nursing.