NURSES! NURSES! Stop eating your young!!! - page 2

We are one of the biggest voices in healthcare but yet we cannot all be together on one accord and this is a very sad situation. I have witness and been a victim in this sad charade throughout my... Read More

  1. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Quote from ERERER
    trying to be good, so......
    just how many calories are in a new nurse? alot of carbs? or is it mainly protein?
    need to lose a few pounds!
    :roll :roll :chuckle :chuckle
  2. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from ERERER
    trying to be good, so......
    just how many calories are in a new nurse? alot of carbs? or is it mainly protein?
    need to lose a few pounds!

    mmm...id prob be very high calorie...lots of fat...lol....seriously, i haven't felt the threat of being eaten...most of the nurses I have met have been great I think it's partially the attitude you approach the situation with too....be like a duck and just let things roll off your back.
  3. by   TypicalFish
    I have had a much different experience; I have just finished my orientation in ICU; I have had great preceptors and great support. Some nurses have been friendlier than others, but not everyone is outgoing and friendly. Some nurses welcome you immediately, others, well you have to earn their trust and respect; that's okay, that's a challenge that I want to meet and match. My experience has been very hard and challenging, but my peers have supported me. I think that most people who ETY (I won't use the phrase) are maybe just cranky people in their everyday life. And finally, I try to remember what I tell my kids; It's not about how someone else acts, and what kind of person they are; it's how YOU act and what kind of person YOU are. If they want to be a jerk, let them, ignore them and just do your best.
  4. by   button2cute
    Hello, All

    I have to say if we all work together as nurses, we could accomplish a lot of things within our profession and stand together as a strong organization.

    I believe this profession is very competative. I am not sure why it is and it is. There are nurses who believe to have a role of writing everyone up; there are nurses who believe they have to report every little thing from blowing your nose to stepping on a patient's toothbrush. It is outragous and I laugh my butt off. It is so silly that I use to write down the topics of the write ups in my note book. I would love to publish it.

    If those nurses would take their energy and work with the team ....it would be a great time and a wonderful learning experiences for all.

    I realize at every job there are people who are naturally (emm trying to put it in nice words) "big bothers/sisers" for the adminstrators. I believe they all should be place on the same unit and let them devour each other.

    I believe in team work and that was never stressed in nursing school. It has always been stressed individuals and individuals. I believe that every nurse in the united states should take an outward bound course or a course that stress team work for two weeks every year. Those who fail at it shall repeat the course in six months. Then a refresher course can be given at the hospital during recertification for cpr & acls, ceus and mandatory in services.
    Then we can begin the teamwork together and be able to get alone.

    We need to understand that our jobs are to help the patients and our coworkers. It is not about "I", "I" and "I", it is about us because we all feel from the situation together no matter what. It is time to change and to practice the concept team work.

    We all do not have to be buddies or friends....just coworkers. We do not have to kiss anyone's butt. Just be an effective and stronger team player. Everyone will notice that the team is strong and will not take crap from anyone. The team will have problems, they will resolve them, they will work together, they will enjoy their team and able to work together and the atomsphere will be positive as well as learning together.

    What do you think?

    Oh, I do not think anyone want to eat me because I bite back.

    Buttons
  5. by   Tweety
    I can't say I've seen people leave nursing becuase of nurses eating their young. I'm also fortunate to work in a fun environment. But I do hear a lot of gossip, but franklly where I work it's the CNA's that eat each other up, that voice the loudest job complaints, complain about the nurses, and are sometimes difficult to work with. I'm not slamming CNA's but I've been having trouble with them lately.

    But I know there are bullies and eating of young because people come to this website talking about it, and it makes me sad.
  6. by   sbic56
    I don't know as nurse bullies pick on the young nurses any more then they irritate the old nurses. New nurses are most vulnerable and sensitive and understandably so. I agree these nurse types should be shown the door as they are poison to the work environment and aren't worth the trouble, even if the are "good" nurses. Good for what?
  7. by   prmenrs
    Hmmm. Where's the OP???
  8. by   jodyangel
    Closing your eyes to something doesnt make it disapear tho does it?







    Quote from DusktilDawn
  9. by   jodyangel
    I don't get it. Why is this a taboo subject?
    Like I said before..to fix a problem you have to discuss it. AND this is a huge problem in nursing.


    Quote from prmenrs
    Hmmm. Where's the OP???
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's not a taboo subject, it's just very tiresome, because it runs rampant on here. Like i said before, i have yet to go a day, for a LONG time and NOT see that phrase on here. What does "oh nurses eat their young" REALLY help with???? NOTHING!

    It is used as an excuse for bad bahavior. The bad behavior needs fixed, the first step would be to nix the phrase.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    It's not a taboo subject, it's just very tiresome, because it runs rampant on here. Like i said before, i have yet to go a day, for a LONG time and NOT see that phrase on here. What does "oh nurses eat their young" REALLY help with???? NOTHING!

    It is used as an excuse for bad bahavior. The bad behavior needs fixed, the first step would be to nix the phrase.
    Exactly! This is just bad behavior and it happens in every profession.

    That is why we need to get rid of NURSES eating their young.

    It is individual people who are doing this and as I said it happens everywhere. So, drop the nurses part and talk about your individual experience and stop generalizing about NURSES.

    NURSES do not eat their young. Some individual people who happen to be nurses (and secretaries, firefighters, computer techs, engineers, sales clerks, etc.) are mean or tired or don't like to teach newbies or stressed or just rude.

    steph
  12. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    It's not a taboo subject, it's just very tiresome, because it runs rampant on here. Like i said before, i have yet to go a day, for a LONG time and NOT see that phrase on here. What does "oh nurses eat their young" REALLY help with???? NOTHING!

    It is used as an excuse for bad bahavior. The bad behavior needs fixed, the first step would be to nix the phrase.
    Guys, if u don't like a topic, then don't click on it. Who is making u come into this forum???? I can assure u there are hundreds of other topics to read on this board. That is the point of these boards, to come here & discuss what is on your mind. I think they call it freedom of speech. I don't mean to seem rude but there are plenty of subjects on this board that I don't care to read about so I don't.......
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Hairstylingnurse
    Guys, if u don't like a topic, then don't click on it. Who is making u come into this forum???? I can assure u there are hundreds of other topics to read on this board. That is the point of these boards, to come here & discuss what is on your mind. I think they call it freedom of speech. I don't mean to seem rude but there are plenty of subjects on this board that I don't care to read about so I don't.......
    We are not saying we don't want to read about it -we are challenging the notion that

    NURSES

    eat their young. That's all and it is part of the discussion.

    steph

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