It breaks my heart

  1. It breaks my heart to read that so many of us are being eaten by our co-workers, that there is so much negative politics, back stabbing etc.
    I am blessed. I as a student was not eaten by nurses. As a new grad I work in a wonderful acute hospital. Everyone is a team. Every one is supportive. I've watched our nurses with students and they are great. I've heard it was not always this way. But those people are gone. Perhaps, one of the keys here are that many of the nurses where I did my school clinicals were grads of my school. So there was a connection they felt with us. Where I now work, many of the nurses are fairly new out of school. (1-2) years. So, they understand. But even the older nurses here are kind to one another. We have one with an attitude. But She is also one who advocates for staff nurses. I truly enjoy working with this staff. Makes me scared sometimes to think what it might be like to go some place else.
    I can go to anyone and ask anything, and get a respectful answer. When I ask dumb things I am congratulated for asking. Am I alone? Am I dreaming, maby this is another planet. Please tell me that the rest of the world is not filled with goolish nurses.

    [This message has been edited by Agnus (edited May 31, 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by Agnus (edited May 31, 2000).]
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   CANRN
    How fortunate for you! I wish I worked where you do!
  4. by   Genista
    Agnus-
    Count your blessings. It is not that way at most facilities. I'm blessed too; my current position is like yours. I have support, team environment, motivation. Nonetheless, the working conditions are still exhausting & w/o the support of coworkers it wouldn't be bearable. My last job, however, was a different story. As a new employee, I encountered several backstabbers and "nasty nurses" who went out of their way to knock others down a few pegs.It amazes me that some of these people chose nursing as a profession (no compassion).At many hospitals, morale is low & turnover high. It's such a hard job. It does break your heart to see nurses tearing apart their own.And don't forget the student nurses (they are given a frosty reception all too often & they are supposed to be our "future").
  5. by   got4babygirls
    Quote from kona2
    It does break your heart to see nurses tearing apart their own.And don't forget the student nurses (they are given a frosty reception all too often & they are supposed to be our "future").
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]So true! I, as well as many of my classmates, already know which hospitals we do not want to work at due to the way we are treated during our clinical rotations. I wish some nurses would remember they were once students too.
    Eileen

  6. by   grinnurse
    You know the concept of Nurses eating their young stops with our generation of nurses!!

    I too have been blessed to work at a hospital that the nurses are nurturing to the students and new nurses. Like the OP, we have alot of nurses that graduated from the same school, some 20 yrs ago and some only 1-2. I have often tooted my co-workers horn on these threads for being so great. Right now, our hospital is in what I like to call a "transitional" stage and at times I really want to leave but I don't simply b/c of my "team".

    I too had clinicals with some not so friendly nurses and swore that I would never be one of them. I love having students, and although it can be stressful at times, I am happy to have them b/c I do get to teach things that I thought I didn't know so I always tell them they make me feel "smart".
  7. by   UM Review RN
    I think it should break our hearts to realize that this thread was started in 2000. Six years ago, and nothing's changed.

  8. by   danigirl58
    i have just finished my senior practicum on a very wonderful unit. i'm very glad i had the chance and experience to go to this unit. the staff there were always helpful and worked as a team no matter what was going on. i learned tons of real life nursing skills and experience and the best part of it is that i came out of it with such a positive out look. i will start working as a gn in the same hospital but on a different ward, i'm hoping that this unit will have the same type of teamwork and staff cohesion that i had on my other unit.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    I think it should break our hearts to realize that this thread was started in 2000. Six years ago, and nothing's changed.

    Exactly.
  10. by   danigirl58
    Quote from angie o'plasty, rn
    i think it should break our hearts to realize that this thread was started in 2000. six years ago, and nothing's changed.

    true enough. one can hope that as time passes so do the old ways of eating young old or the weak ....... unless they are kind of tasty lol

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