I'd check out college of san mateo and chabot, i got offers from them on the first try.
I instead went to allan hancock which is in central california.
anyway, since you are working at Stanford, you know those schools
i suggest applying to every school in the bay area.
if you are making $20 now, i'd suggest working on your RN prereqs, then getting into a program.
some schools will let you on the list without the prereqs done, just have to have them finished when you start the program.
different schools have different rules.
or getting your LVN first.
either way is fine.
I went LVN first because after my CNA, i had a invitation because the directer of the LVN program was my CNA teacher, and she wanted me in.
i didn't want to wait for the RN prereqs, which i did later and then went to RN school.
i don't think i helped you?
but you seem to be making good money now, some don't, that is why i think you can skip the LVN.