If you've already decided you want to become a nurse then get your ADN for sure. There were many that were still able to work full time while in the program, albeit difficult, but definitely doable if that's a concern. Longterm-wise, your ability to find a good stable job anywhere and make good money has a much better outlook with your RN. To be honest, LVN/LPNs are being phased out of many different aspects of health care which is why many are going back to get their RN in an associate program. When they go back, they typically get to opt out of one semester. That's it. So all that hard work and money you have poured into your LVN/LPN program isn't worth much when it comes to going back to school and getting your RN. Do yourself the favor and just get it done. If you don't want to get your bachelors in nursing at this time, that's one thing and it's definitely easier to go back later on to finish that up. But honestly, go for it now.