Ok. I've been out of work for several years but i've had at least 5 years of medsurg experience in the past. I was offered a job yesterday to be a clinical nurse instructor for LPN students but i was shocked to find out that it starts right away giving me only a few days to prepare and that there is NO orientation for me. They basically just want me to dive right in. I know very well how hard it is to find a job in this tough economy and i am lucky to have been offered a position but the job just didn't sit right with me. I feel that if i am ill prepared, the one who's going to suffer are the students who are going to be assigned to me. Since i don't have any teaching experience, i was hoping i would get more support or at least some orientation from the school so i wouldn't feel so lost with the students. Are there any clinical instructors here who didn't receive any orientation when they started their job? Is this the norm??