I have a sneaky suspicion, rather I should say I have a witnessed account of the total lack if preceptorship offered to a new nurse educator hired for a well-known well established nursing program. I digress, its not the program itself that is of focus, its the collective atmosphere of the new nursing educator that I am a disappointed witness. It is really eye opening and to me a tell-tale sign of how far nursing has come yet how far it hasn't. When I started out as a new bedside nurse I chose my employer because of a new nurse graduate odyssey program (residency) that lasted a year and prepared me for the ICU's. For educators, is the assumption that nurses who are not new nurses but are transitioning to education roles supposed to have it all together? Is this the equivalent of "throwing them to the wolves?" Are academic institutions regardless of their degree conferring capabilities neglecting the appropriate investment into our most significant contributors? In my observation clinical instructions sometimes function as the "travelers" of academia and there appears to be little-to-some start-up effort in their success but little maintenance to ensure their continued competence and advancement. At any rate educate me, give me feedback, any similar experiences? Asking for a friend.