Its really hard to keep your motivation up in the RN program at excelsior. I recently graduated this march and got my license this June. IMO the tests are really hard but they prepare you well for the NCLEX. I work FT night shift 11p-7a in a nursing home. I also have 4 girls, the youngest just turned two. If I can do it, anyone can do it. I did the program in 3 years with the 1st year just doing the Pre-reqs which were only 2 courses. The 2nd yr was part time, and towards the end was close to fulltime. I learned the only way I was going to get it done was by paying for the classes. This way I knew I had to complete the courses within 6 mo or lose the fee. Good luck!