Just as a preface, this post is not meant to be mean or rude but ignorant means "lacking knowledge" not the same as irate, irritable, annoying, fussy, childish, or any of the other things that MD's at times are. Doctors sometimes do seem to lack knowledge, but please don't ever tell them, "Don't get ignorant with me" because you will be the laughingstock of your area and the MD will think you are ignorant. Like I said, it's not meant to be mean. I am just a nerd and it is driving me crazy!!
As for handling the doc's. First be friendly to them, and develop a working relationship with them. If they are able to respect and trust you to call/page when things go wrong (not every 20 minutes), then they will be less likely to be obnoxious. When they are, get yourself and the MD out of earshot of any patients. Generally if you show yourself to be responsible and willing to do whats right for the patient, the docs will respect that. Sometimes when our docs get a little short, I try to acknowledge that they may be having a bad day and see if that diffuses them-they are after all, human. But if it is repeated bad behavior (see the other thread) I write them up because as someone else said, we all deserve to be treated with respect.
Congratulations on your graduation
you will make an excellent nurse, and have FUN!!!!!