I paid $4500 in NJ for my LPN...that included EVERYTHING..uniforms, books, stethoscope, shoes, etc. The program was 11 months full-time (M-F 0800-1510). It was very intense. Then I continued on to the community college to get my prereq's for RN down. Cost was $60 per credit hour plus all kinds of fees, books, etc.
I'm now in CA in my last semester of a bridge program and pay $11 per credit hour plus the cost of books and uniforms...very inexpensive!
It's sad to think that I could have gone through the whole regular RN program here for less than what I have paid for my LPN! Then again, my LPN training was the most intense, invaluable training I have ever gotten, so I guess in hind-sight it was worth every penny!