I'm just entering my 2nd semester of a 3 semester LPN program. It is full time. I wouldn't say that LPN school is "hard", but it is very time consuming and takes a lot of dedication. There is A LOT to learn in a short period of time. I don't find it academically hard, but you definately have to know your stuff for assignments and exams. I typically spend 1.5-2 hours reading and studying during the week (per night) and at total of 2-4 hours on the weekend. Some assignments we were given take even longer amounts of homework time. And during finals, I spend even more time studying. I'm sure you could manage if you are able to dedicate a certain number of hours per week to study. Best of luck with your decision!! It's been a very rewarding experience for me so far!