I went to a junior college first so I had 2 years of pre requisites to do before I was accepted into the nursing program. Once in the nursing program we started clinical 6 weeks later. I also did a bridge program with a state university to get my BSN and we did clinical every semester ( it took 4 semesters to graduate) and started within 2 weeks of class. I’m not sure how it goes if you are planning to go right into a 4 year university. Either way, you’ll get there! Good luck!