- 0Feb 8, '12 by mcbritt78Like many of you, I am very excited to be in my last semester of nursing school. I feel like I am ready to make that transition into the role of a RN. There is one thing that concerns me however- the statement that "nurses eat their young". Why is this? Why do nurses feel the need to treat the new graduates with such disrespect & a general attitude of unkindness? Doesn't this go against everything we should be standing for as a nurse?