Attention nursing managers; (hiring managers)
If you are interviewing a candidate and you yourself are insecure and easily threatened and intimidated and uncomfortable with the candidate's greater knowledge or experience level( and you know if you are or not, this is not some divine revelation that you haven't felt before) by someone else's body of knowledge, experience level or shining personality, do not hire them. Spare that nurse from your feelings of insecurity and it's fall out. You will only clash, give your self a headache and create more stress on yourself which will upset your delicate balance. Chances are you were hired by some one in top managment who is also insecure and you are not out shining them, and were not a threat to them for all the various reasons.
Doo- doo may flow down stream, but incompetence come from above and rises on the food chain; so why make the rest of us at the bottom miserable- don't hire us.
Only hire those who you feel are inferior to yourself. For example: the post of the young NM sitting at their desk all day texting ,they should only hire other nurses who are as into texting all day as he/she is. Thatway they don't feel threatened. Anyone doing their job( actually doing patient care) and, god forbid( time to get out your NM gun), doing it well( which wouldn't be a difficult task)will only threaten her/him and make the nurse manager 'look bad' hense the threat. I guess the next question would be- what kind of higher up hired this 'texting' person?? How competent are they?? It's all about business and job security in these uncertain times!!