I have been an LVN/LPN for 24 years now. I have 14 months until I complete my degree( Sept 1,2010)!!
UOP 'recommends' a base of knowledge before you begin the LPN to BSN RN program. They evaulate any college credits you have and set up a curriculum to attain your degree. It takes 3 years for most LPNs.
It is very demanding. You have class one nite/week for 4 hours so you cover 15 weeks in 5 weeks. Some nursing classes will even be 7 weeks of class.
You will do lots of research and homework. Lots of people work 30-40 hours plus class and clinicals w/ some classes.
If you are serious about attending, I recommend buying HESI exam study guides, Pren-hall study guides, Mosby, Kaplan, NCLEX RN. Critical thinking skills are crucial.
........so think about and good luck!!