Sleepyeyes, I'm in the exact same boat as you! I'm a new grad, been on the job 3 months. I work 12 hour midnight shift. I just cringe when I see a certain day shift nurse walk through the door...praying she doesn't have any of my patients so I don't have to give report to her. One night I had a terrible time...I had one patient actively dying, another patient that was "trying" to die, had to be shipped, and another that DID die. She came waltzing in, wanting report on a post op patient. Somehow I managed to have lab values looked up, everything. Well, she had a fit because I didn't pull the patient's foley catheter at 6 am. She got all snotty with me, yelling "That catheter was supposed to been pulled over an hour ago, that's what the orders say, that's what you should do." I got extremely p*ssed, said "Well excuse me, I had 3 people dying and that catheter being pulled was the least of my worries...Next time I'll let the others pt's die while I stand there with a stop watch counting down the seconds until I need to pull the foley so you don't need to get your hands dirty!" She was nice to me for about 3 weeks after. Tried to bully me again. Last week I had another bad night, someone almost died, another pt. couldn't urinate, had a post-op pt puking with bad diarrhea. I must've called 10 doctors that night and scrambled to get my charting done. Little miss b*tch comes strolling in for day shift. She was taking report and asked if I had put extension tubing on a pt's O2. I said "Nope, I had another busy night, I didn't get around to that." She proceeded to roll her eyes and said "Well, I guess extension tubing would be too difficult for you to handle anyway" and gave a little smirk to the nurse standing next to her. I totally lost it! I stood right in her face and told her EXACTLY how my night went, and how extension tubing was low on my priority list at that time, I couldn't be Supernurse like her and be 6 places at once....ect. ect. As I got ready to leave I said "Now, do you have any other smart @ss remarks to say, or ya gonna wait till I leave to say stuff behind my back?!" She rolled her eyes, said nothing and I said "Ya, that's what I thought!"
We haven't crossed paths yet since that incident. Luckily we have been working separate days....it'll be interesting to see how she acts toward me now. Probably no different than before. Other new nurses say that she still treats them like crap in report, and they've been there for a year now! Ugh!