We always heard the pharse "Nurses Eat their young.", when I was in nursing school
. At one of the hospitals I did clinicals at in the OB ward and peds ward all the nurses were hateful and rude to us. I never really understood that b/c everyone was a student at one time or another.
To some people its all about the peaking order, and as students you are at the bottom. Yeah it sucks when they are mean to you but just learn from those times on how not to treat people. Therefore, when you are preceptor for a timid nursing student they will have a good learning experince!
As a nurse, I find it helpful to have students and new corpsmen on the floor. I also enjoy teaching new things to students, because most skills are acquired by doing not just reading about them.
And what I've learned from my work experiences in different settings, the ones who are difficult to work with are also the ones whom the pts don't care much for either.
So hang in there! This too shall pass!!! :roll