I am a nurse educator and I am currently working on my doctorate. As a nurse educator (and as a previous nurse manager), I am concerned about the knowledge and skills of our graduate nurses. I feel that nursing education has turned into a type of "assembly line" to get nurses into the field as quickly as possible. I have witnessed some actions by nurses that I know they were not taught in nursing school. Nurse managers...do you think that the new nurses being hired need better preparation and training? What do you think are the most important skills or knowledge that new nurses should have when they graduate and start working on your units?