People love to slag off the training but it's 50% in uni and 50% in practice so half the blame of an issue with the training goes back on to the practice areas moaning about it! The biggest danger to training is bored, disinterested mentors who don't know what they are talking about - and there's a fair few of them. Out of date knowledge, which is combatted by Evidence Based Learning is dangerous, no doubt, and it's what led to EBL being introudced because people where making stupid mistakes by not reading the available material to implement best practice.
Ine very nursing intake, under every system of training, there's been good and bad nurses - just the same as any course. :)
Nicky - the first 3 years just kit you out to start learning properly when you become a staff nurse, I learnt loooooooaaaaaadddds as a student, but nothing compared to what I learned in my first 6 months of being qualified :chuckle