I am currently attending the LPN program at rend lake. Half way through it. Let me be the first to tell you, not easy. I was 4th in high school class, international honor society, 3.89 gpa through my BA in Psych, and at no point did I think it was easy. Rend Lake it a tough school for nursing, any program in nursing worth going to is hard though. You don't really wanna breeze through it and know nothing when you get done.
It is difficult, but worth it. You have to love it though. I mean, yeah rend lake has had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX for the last three years, but they lose 70% of the class. not and exaggeration either (86 accepted 26 grads at the end). I am only one of 2 ppl left out of 8 (close friends). I barely made it out passing. Granted I had a lot on my plate, but no way a breeze.
the instructors are tough, but very fair. Same rules for everyone, and they stick to them. Half the people out missed too much class, majority, or failed some togh classes. I only say this to prepare you for the life outside nursing to get used to being dead for a little while. With that said, I love it and it is worth it.
My wife took the psb test. she said it was easier than the net. We took the net at the same time but she had some prereqs to kill first.