I had the same problem as you a few years ago. I was in the saaaaame situation, torn between the same options, and ultimately I decided to do the RN program over the LPN and honestly, I don't regret it for a moment! It was difficult, I had to take loans, I applied for every scholarship I could, cut and reduced my costs everywhere I could (I lived off of coffee and cereal and milk for plenty of meals ), I had to use credit cards but it was worth it. It's only an extra year. You'll make more as a RN after graduation, you'll have more opportunities for employment and more growth and you have everything done as you said already to begin! I say you do it and you don't look back. It's going to be one hell of a sacrifice but you'll reap a big reward, I promise you. Good luck and hang in there!