I recently finished Excelsior's LPN-RN Program and it was not easy. The tests were pretty challenging and now that it's all over with I really don't feel like I learned as much as I would if I were in a classroom RN program. The CPNE which the 3 day clinical exam was hard too but past that the first time. I would only suggest the online route if you are currently working in acute care already and you are good at tests and school. If you need a teacher to teach you the material this isn't the route for you.