I've been applying for an associates degree in nursing (ADN) as well as accelerated BSN programs every year for the past 3 years in multiple community colleges and other institutions and the closest I got was a wait list for 1 community college which I didn't get a slot. I think there are many factors holding my application back from being competitive, my GPA is 3.1, some colleges only take the first TEAS score which I scored a 78 out of a 100, my sciences classes; anatomy, micro, physio I received an A, B, B, respectively. For those reasons I feel that my nursing application isn't as competitive.
I really have my eyes set to become an RN/BSN. Would it be a good idea to become an LVN (vocational nurse) first and take the step-up course for RN? For most community colleges, the LVN program isn't point based like RN programs, it's a matter of first come first serve application. So, I feel like I wouldn't have an issues getting into an LVN program. Would it be a good idea to complete an LVN program at a community college followed by a step up to RN program? Has anybody been through this route?