I am currently half-way done with an FNP program, set to start clinicals in the fall. So while I obviously have some classes yet, I am still shocked at how poor prepared I feel some of the classes I am taking are making me. I am just finishing up Pharmocology. Very little was discussed about dosing medications, and several groups of meds (ie cardiac and psych) the teacher admitted that she was basically teaching us the same level of info that the undergrad students get. The focus of my class seems to be more on side effects and drug interactions than anything, and while important, I feel I need to know more than that to be prescribing medication to people.
I do understand that clinicals will help me feel more prepared. I am just worried when I start clinicals it will be a ton of stuff to learn at once since I am not learning it now.