I initially wanted to go for my RN. Then I was really not enjoying school. I almost didn't make it past summer qtr. I had a hard time comprehending and testing in the same week. I more enjoyed the previous 3 qtrs. where I could read the info over and over, mull over it, so to speak. Then I had a choice. I could work full time as a LPN, or be out of a job. Knowing that the hospitals don't hire LPN's, my only choices were other nursing homes. They weren't hiring. Also I was feeling mom guilt. I felt lik my mind was not with my daughter. We were together and hanging out, but I had school on my mind. So I dropped out of the 1st RN qtr. I dream of going back and will go back when my child (or children, if me and my hubby have more) are older and don't want/need me around so much. I make double what I did as a CNA. I pay my bills and we can even splurge. I'm pretty darn happy.