That's what I did, but unfortunately. Many other people are beginning to do that too. So you're still stuck in the same rut of having too many applicants for a few spots. I see that you're from southern california, like myself.
Currently most of the schools
in riverside and san bernardino county have waitlists even for the LVN to RN program. The worst waits include:
Riverside Community College
Mt San Jacinto
From what I understand, chaffey college and San bernardino valley college take LVN to RN applicants fairly quickly. I just applied to San Bernardino valley college's program. They said I probably would get into the program on my first attempt.
However, that could change in the time it takes you to complete an LVN program. Good luck whatever your decision!