Yes it was hard. Yes I wanted to quit every other day. I don't know about the RN course cause I'm an LPN but it was the hardest 13 months of my life as far as education goes. I was so sure that I wouldn't pass the state boards but I did and with a pretty decent score too. I'm so proud of myself today for sticking with it. Hubby now (hubby-to-be then) wanted to get married before I finished and I knew if that had happened I would never have made it thru. Finished school in January of 1985, got my very first job ever in Feb. of 1985, got married in May of 1985, got pregnant 2 weeks later in May of 1985, got second job ever in Sept. of 1985. That was a pretty busy year for me but I don't regret getting my schooling finished first. Was hard but was very well worth it. The job I have today (out of nursing) I was hired for only because I had nursing experience. God Bless.