I am currently in school to become a LPN. Here in AB the program is 2 years long (and they're talking about wishing they could increase it because as things keep getting added to our scope, they just don't have enough class time to cover it all). I have 3 kids, and the amount of time you take to do all your assignments, study, write papers, etc, etc... well there is just no way I could keep this up for 4 years. I mean, I probably could, but I don't think it is fair to my kids to be so absorbed (your evenings are always full of some type of homework) for so long.
So far, I think I'll like it. Of course in a perfect world I'd get my RN because if I'm going to do most of that scope anyway, why not get the pay? But this world ain't perfect, and this gets me doing something that (at this point) I love and it has been more affordable both in terms of $ and of time.
We also keep hearing that finding work after we graduate will be easier as a LPN than as a RN since the AB gov't (at this point) has finally figured out we're much cheaper and still capable. Guess I'll find out this spring.