I was trying to get into the RN program for the same reason, listening to others tell me to go for it and not LVN first. I then found out that if I go LVN and bridge to RN I would get so much more hands on experience to get a job and finish the RN while working. I was also told the RN is a lot of book work so the LVN would give me that hands on. I would hang in there and be patient. You will be happy you did and good luck.