I am quoting off the Excelsior Nursing Program web site.
"Admission to our associate degree nursing programs is open to:
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses,
Military service Corpsmen
Individuals who hold degrees in clinically oriented health care fields in which they have had the opportunity to provide DIRECT PATIENT care (e.g., physicians, respiratory therapists, and physician assistants)
Also, individuals who have successfully completed at least 50 percent of the clinical nursing credit hours in an associate, baccalaureate, or RN diploma program may be eligible for the program if they apply within 5 years of completing their last nursing course. The necessary documentation, such as copies of licenses, certificates, and official transcripts must be submitted with the admissions application.
The Bachelor of Science in nursing or RN to MS in nursing degree programs are open to students who have successfully completed the NCLEX-RN and have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the US.
So, I'm confused. If you were accepted into the AA/AAS program, then you must have had enough clinical experience to qualify and if you didn't have enough, then how did you get into the program.
I'm trying to convince you that you probably have more clinical "experience" than you think in order to build up your confidence so you think more positively. On the other hand, if you really have only clinical experience in pharmacy, I have to wonder why as a Pharmacist, you would want to become a nurse. You have a better "stick" as a Pharmacist, and with no DIRECT PATIENT care, I still don't know how you qualify for this program.