I feel I was somewhat prepared when I graduated. I went to a fast paced 1 year Lpn school through the military.. We had classroom time the first few months, then started clinicals 2 days a week, with classes for the other 3 days. Soon it was up to 3 days clinical, then 4, and after we took our last exam we worked in the hospital 5 days a week for about a month. It was just like having a regular nursing job towards the end. I think my instructors went out of their way to make sure we had opportunities for hands on, such as IV's, foleys, blood draws, etc. Another good thing we did was practicing IV's and blood draws, injections, etc. on each other. (classmates and instructors). It made us feel more comfortable when we had to do a procedure on a patient. All in all I was satisfied with my schooling, although when it came time for the NCLEX, we all thought felt like we didn't know anything, but we had a very high pass rate, and our instructors told us we'd feel like that when we went out in the real world to out first jobs.