I lived in a small town once....same as yours. The locals said they ""wouldn't take their dog there !""
Now, 30 years later, it is considered one of the best in the state and receives all kinds of awards.
Yes, you can learn a lot. "" Bad "" hospitals and "bad " nursing homes, etc. get that reputation from people who lower their standards of care and caring.
Commit yourself to caring about your patients, by going "the extra mile" for them, by communicating with them..... listening, etc. Try to see that the docs orders are carried thru and communicate with the docs, be available to them....this doesn't make you a "" hand maiden.""
You will learn and benefit.