I live near MacDill AFB as well. I attended the LPN program at Erwin Tech. It is part of the Hillsborough County school system, so a lot of the days off your kids have in school, you will have off too. It's a 12 month program. If you look into it now, you may be able to start in August 2010 and finish in July 2011. They do work on a lottery system, so there is no guarantee that you will start in August. Check out their web site (www.erwin.edu
) for all the info you need. I believe they recently changed their entrance test, so I can't tell you exactly what you need to be accepted. Erwin is not an online program. Their day program is 7:30am - 2pm Monday-Friday.
I graduated in March of this year and was hoping to work in a hospital. Unfortuanately, the pay at the hospitals is not sufficient to run my household (I have 3 children). I am working at a nursing home, weekends only, making great money. I do not have to pay child care because I'm home with my kids all week. There is a lot of flexibility out there, you just have to look for it. It is difficult to get a job as a new grad (LPN or RN doesn't matter). Most places want experience of some sort.
I know that Brewster Tech (also part of Hills Co. School system) has an LPN program as well. I'm not familiar with it, but they have a web site too.
Good luck to you.