@ Cathylady: I can see why they changed the admission credentials and it is probably for the best. Most nursing schools only accept students once they have finished the prerequisites, it gives them a good idea of how the student will do in the program.
Some of the freshman entry students from last year already had AP Chemistry, Dual credit Biology, physics, Calculus, AP Psychology, and AP English so that fulfilled some of the pre reqs. I guess they figured if the high schoolers could successfully have a schedule like that they'd do fine in nursing. The problem is that most 17/18 year olds don't really know what they want to do hence the students that dropped out to pursue other avenues.
I also think it's wise to have only sophomore entry. It just makes sense although I'm so happy that my daughter got in as a freshman last year!
She got accepted to two other colleges that she probably would have gone to had she not gotten directly into nursing at VCU.
God sure opened the door for her at VCU with scholarships
I hope the best for both of you girls. Please post when you hear the good news!