I graduate this May from a BS program and I am REALLY scared. Scared I do not feel that my clinical skills are anywhere close to where they should be at this level. For example, giving injections,some 2 year programs around here have the students "hitting the ground"and running with it. It is my hope that I can find an employer that will be willing and patient enough with me to have a preceptor for at least six months. That is at least long enough to feel that I am a safe nurse. I have worked hard enough through the program but I feel the focus has been skewed away from clinicals in favor of fulfilling other requirements. I am not the only one,during student assembly,even one the brighter students has said that she "overall"she has been disappointed with her training. I think that it is the times we live in,i.e nursing instructor shortage, high instructor turnover,high student ratio to a few instructors.In hind site I only regret that I did not take an internship or externship. I tried working as a nursing assistant,but was not able to complete my orientation for lack of compatibility of scheduling(when I was available to orient the preceptors were not).I got a good evaluation from the manager for putting forth my best effort though. I am writing this to vent my feelings,I am not feeling very good today sometimes I wonder if I am the right fit for this career field.My comfort comes from knowing that come May,I graduate then from there on is what I am worried about.