New nurse, first job

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    I am a new LPN, and am working at the nursing home where I was a CNA. I am finding out that being a "pill-pusher" is certainly not as easy as it looks from a CNA stand point. I'm struggling with this new authority over my CNA coworkers, they don't seem to take me seriously when I ask for vitals etc. also some of my nursing coworkers can be very rude with me because I'm slower than they are. I'm hoping things will get better but so far this new career feels hopeless. Any advice?

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    Have you ever heard the term that nurses eat their young? Well that is what a lot of older nurses do to their new nurses and as you move up, people will hate and be jealous of you just because youve moved up and not them. You will also lose people as you go farther as well, people will say that you think that you are better than them, bring up your past as a cna etc. Do not let all of those things bother you that is life. keep being nice BUT, if they keep disobeying you and or not taking you seriously, then you will have no other choice but to be firm with them. It is easier said than done because your license is on the line not theirs. As far as the other nurses, pull them over to the side and have a professional talk with them. Youve worked too hard to get where youre at and nothing starts out easy
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    Have you ever heard the term that nurses eat their young? Well that is what a lot of older nurses do to their new nurses and as you move up, people will hate and be jealous of you just because youve moved up and not them. You will also lose people as you go farther as well, people will say that you think that you are better than them, bring up your past as a cna etc. Do not let all of those things bother you that is life. keep being nice BUT, if they keep disobeying you and or not taking you seriously, then you will have no other choice but to be firm with them. It is easier said than done because your license is on the line not theirs. As far as the other nurses, pull them over to the side and have a professional talk with them. Youve worked too hard to get where youre at and nothing starts out easy
    Thank you, and yes I have heard the term. As a matter of fact the main nurse I have an issue with is the one who constantly repeats this to me. She is in the habit of makin smart remarks to me infront of my team (which isn't helping my CNA situation) and making jokes at my expense. I thought about talking to her privately but I think with her personality it would only make it worse. This job is stressful enough without her making me feel stupid. I've left a few nights nearly in tears because of her.


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