Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN 4 Articles; 20,908 Posts Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 43 years experience. Jul 22, 2014 Yes we learned about ADPIE and yes it is an ADN program. It was just that one CI that didnt really teach our group of 6. Everyone else instructor actually had a formal teaching of the care plans. The way he did it wasn't that bad it made us critically think, but did hurt me in how I need to word stuff and what terminology to use. I do have a NANDA book now Im just just trying to figure things out with it.Well...you can't make a good are plan without critical thinking. He should be sticking with the proper way of using NANDA to teach students the basics and adhering to the curriculum that the schools requires. Now your grades are at risk because he was a cowboy and didn't follow the proper curriculum. I am sure at the time it seemed like a good idea...however it will be difficult to catch up.Let's use this as an example...tell me about your patient and the patient assessment. Let's go from there and see if we can fill in the blanks.