I re-read your post a couple of times, and I have to admit it bothers me. First, I have learned, over 45 years, to take people one at at time, and that means folks of all occupations including doctors, nurses, patients, cashiers, plumbers...you get the idea. I've found that it is impossible to classify members of any group as being unprofessional, miserable, or happy, because individuals are different.
Is it possible you do not understand the behavior of nurses because you are the kind of person who is frequently misunderstood? Are you polite and respectful to people you meet? Perhaps you are the sort of person who likes to exude confidence, but to those around you it comes across as arrogant, bossy, curt, or in some other way offensive? What would your wife say about your personality? Does she post here? Maybe it's you who has changed over the 10 years, and the nurses you've met in this recent hospital are different because you are now different? Perhaps you've grown, realized you get more of what you seek from the nurses if you use positive personality attributes such as patience, respectful tone of voice, humor.
Just curious...do PAs normally move to 10 different hospitals in 10 years? It's not an accusation, just a question.
I have a sister who is an ENT, another sister that is a PA, and my mother and I are nurses. My ENT sister has always been such a close friend. We exchange stories about work, we laugh, she encouraged me through nursing school
in middle age, and never, ever did I feel her lord her superiority over me. We exchange information equally, ask each other questions, and the air between us is of complete respect. My other sister talks down to me as if my education was insignificany and paltry, and I couldn't possibly rise to her level of knowledge and superiority. Her manner is insulting, her questions patronizing. My second sister has a history of not getting on well with people on the job. She is defensive, and insecure. She finds herself in frequent altercations with people, and she seems always to be the victim of some insult.
Please tell me, I have to know...what sort of personality do you have?