My preceptor said that she never once had the opportunity to start an IV in nursing school. So many skills to be learned but the opportunities are seriously lacking in school. It's unrealistic to ask 'didn't you learn this or that in school or clinicals?' I had several clinical days in which there were not enough patients for 8 students, lessening our chances to learn/practice skills. I've always heard nurses eat their young but I'm lucky in that I work some amazing (team players) men and women. Don't beat yourself up, EVERYONE that I graduated with, myself included, feels just like you do. It gets a better, a little easier with each passing month. Yes, MONTH, it's a process.