I visited Lincoln Tech a year or two ago in Paramus. I didn't get a good vibe from them, and felt that it was a bit of a factory...but like anything else, it's probably what you make of it. I thought that their rates were very high for what they offered as far as training-- and they did do the "hard-sell" thing after I left, which skeaved me a bit. Needless to say, didn't enroll. If you were to go there, you could get your LPN and then do your RN somewhere else.
Since then, I've joined forums like this one, completed most of my prereqs at Rutgers and Passaic County College and going for a BSN at Rutgers if I'm lucky enough to get in.
I began my journey two years ago...by now, I would most likely be an LPN and eligible to work in the field (and then train for different degrees).
You just need to figure out what works for you