Ok, these is how the state colleges in my area admit students.
There is prenursing, this is for "recent high school" graduates with no transfer credit-they automatically will be admitted to clinicals when they finish basic classes as long as grades meet minimum standards. Next is category 2 for those with transfer credits (who would automatically be older) , and people who did not graduate from in state high schools
. Category 3 people who have ged's or do not meet above standards including those who have lpn, diploma, cna, associate degrees. Basically anyone who is not in category prenursing doesn't stand a chance of getting into clinicals. They will pretty much let any student take basic classes but they have only about 25 clinical spots and they always go to prenursing students. I think they have just figured out a way to keep older students from getting into clinicals with a bunch of complicated rules. I talked to someone who each year (5) has been bumped to the bottom of the clinical waiting list because the prenursing(young) students get first priority. Since there is a time limit on how old courses can be she might have to retake basic classes. She is trying to get into another school because of this. No wonder my state has such a shortage of nurses. What do you think?