Alone as a New Grad in the ICU - page 2

I recently graduated with my BSN as a second career in October 2011 and luckily snagged what I always imagined to be my dream job in an ICU in November. I believe that working in the ICU will... Read More

  1. by   colie5265
    Thank you all for your comments and support.

    It has now been two years since I posted this comment, and I am still working in the same ICU. I am very happy that I decided to push through and work as hard as I could to be the best nurse that I can be. It did take almost the full two years to earn the respect from some of the other nurses that were there when I started two years ago. Many of the nurses who were very rough and tough on me are no longer working at the facility. The environment improved for about a year...and now it seems to be declining once again.

    The negativity is not necessarily directed toward me any more, however I still feel its repercussions. I feel helpless to not be able to prevent or stop the horrid way that a few new employees are being treated. It pains me to know that there are still so many individuals that I work with on a regular basis that can be so horrible. Many of them have only been nurses for less than 5 years, and still have the audacity to treat their colleagues in such a poor manor.

    I would also like to clear up that I don't have any issues with the amount of education that any nurse has behind them, because for many it is all about their experiences and the knowledge that they have gained throughout their years. I respect every level of healthcare.

    I always feel that healthcare is all about the patient and if we cannot all get along, support and respect each other than the patient suffers. The patient is the priority. We should all take the time to reflect on this. Re-evaluate ourselves and find if we have forgotten this.