I am almost through the first year of a brand new ADN ladder program and I am afraid I am not getting what I need to be a good RN. Every instructor (most of whom have no teaching experience) has a different background and a different slant on what's important. What one says is an essential part of an everyday assessment, another doesn't even know how to do (stuff like cranial nerve checks).
At this point I could sit for my LPN this summer and I don't even have a clear picture of what a "good" nurse is.
Anyone else survived a brand new program starting up?
Or have a tidy definition of what pieces make a top-notch nurse?