Quote from riverbirch1970
I sympathize with you and your situation and I say shame on the charge nurses and nurse managers who allow this atmosphere of hostility to go on year after year after year. It's gossip and one upmanship thats behind this ill trreatment of newcomers (not only new grads). The tone of a unit is set by the charge person and the manager. If they play buddy buddy best friends with the established nurses and allow the hostile treatment of new nurses by not speaking out against it then they do not deserve their jobs. I know this is a little simplistic but a great deal of good can be done for morale and nurse retention by establishing no tolerance policy for new person bashing.
I agree. Quality leadership in nursing is sadly lacking.
Horozontal Violence in the workplace is rampant among nurses who continue to lash out at the very persons they should be collaborating with, and supporting - their peers.
As to your question, I love my work; however, I am very unhappy
with the workplace. I find the lack of professionalism, passive-aggressiveness, hostility, verbal abuse from other nurses and inappropriate behavior almost intolerable.
I have changed my job twice in the past year because of workplace hostility, and I am thinking it is time to leave nursing, (after 30 yrs.)altogether.
Please understand, not all of us older nurses are nasty vindictive B*****'S
I'm sorry your experiences have been so awful.