I think that my biggest prbelom as I climb the ladder (or try), I have never had the luck of a good preceptor or mentor. It was bad when I graduated from nursing school because I was the only one of the floor with a BSN, so they avoided me. When I graduated from grad school same thing ..So many people claim to be great mentors or preceptors, but they lack the knowledge and skills to do so. To those who have had wonderful preceptors or mentors, kudo's to you! For those like myself, I feel your pain. I have been dragged into more positions with the promise of mentor-ship only to be left in the lurch! So much so, that I have taken it upon myself to do research, hopefully get it published, on the make up of preceptors and mentors and just maybe put together a program that will help other nurses who have experienced the same things. To those who never experienced this, you've done well,congratulations, I am very jealous!