Quote from OCRN3
Sounds like most places, as a new nurse you have to develop thick skin. Sorry to say but nurses do eat their young. Don't get intimidated and do the best you can. Keep asking questions until you feel comfortable.
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This has definitely not been my experience. My coworkers have been great (I'm just about a year in.)
The only nurses who were a challenge have been some of the older ones. I talked to my OM about what I should do differently to get a better hand-off and aside from a really bad nurse (she's leaving our unit because it is too difficult for her anymore) things got better once I demanded, through my questions and actions, their respect. (Ex: where is the chart. Are the orders signed off. Is there some reason I should know about why this med wasn't given- in a friendly manner of course, but so they knew they had to stop dumping their responsibilities on me- that's not how teamwork works.)
Honestly, it sounds like you work with some very immature people. My coworkers really don't "eat their young." They have been supportive of me and I am trying to do the same with my newer coworkers.
Hold your head up, ignore them as best you can, and do an amazing job nursing your patients.