I did work full time while in my LPN program. I chose a non-traditional LPN program, part time. It was not easy that is for sure, but it did work. I worked NOC shift at a long term care center 10p-6a. Most mornings when I would come home, I would get my two girls ready for school, send them off, and sleep for awhile, get up do some studying and house work, get my kids from school, get dinner on the table and head for evening classes that went from 6p-9:30p, then I would head off directly to work for the night.The college I attended was great at helping us organize clinical days that worked with our schedules. We had to have 500 hrs of clinical time, and it was up to the student to book for there clinical times. Looking back I'm not sure how it all came about, it's all a daze now. I am now in school full time to get my RN degree, I am due to graduate this May. I am not working while in this program, but I know many students whom are. Many hospitals will work with your schedule if they know you are in nursing school
. You could possibly work as a CNA or nurse tech while in school, this does not pay to bad and will give you vauluable experience. Also I think getting your LPN first is a great idea, then you could possibly do a bridge program to get your RN, this is what I am doing now. This gives you a major advantage in your clinical skills while in RN school. Good luck in your decision making.