I am currently working as a cna at a hospital. While I do not hate the work, I want to advance in knowledge and pay. I am considering going to school for my LPN (Shorter program can get working faster than with RN) but am feeling hesitant because I would be an older student 40 with a 6 year old at home-- single mom. I work part time 2 12 hr shifts and cannot stop working or cut back on hours. My support is limited, but my ex would be able to help out weekends and his sister is offering to help out a couple times per month with sitting if needed. There are jobs in my area for LPN mostly in assisted living, snf's, homecare and schools. The pay would be significantly more than what I earn as a cna. I am unsure because of all I've heard about how rigorous, demanding and difficult nursing school is. The program is part-time 3 to 4 days a week 18 months. Is this doable or should I look into something less demanding ie phlebotomy/ ekg tech?? I am ready to move on from CNA but don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Opinions welcomed.