Probably a recurring question on here............but...........
Is this still generally true?
Have any of you seasoned nurses treated new nurses badly?
I heard about this often, but I, nor other nurses I know who have graduated within the past 5 years, have experienced this issue. The many seasoned nurses I have worked with never treated me in any way where I felt inferior or ever tried to intimidate me.
Before I started working at my new job, I told my kids' school nurse where I was going to be working and she was like, "Oh wow. Good luck to you there. They treated me terribly. They were the types of nurses who ate their young (but this was nearly 15 years ago)"
But these nurses I work with currently are WONDERFUL. And so were the seasoned nurses at my previous job. I am the baby of the unit, age wise and experience wise and they treat me as if I were their equal (they do offer guidance and help when it seems I need it or if I ask for it).
I, personally, haven't encountered any other new nurses who have complaints about being treated with inferiority by experienced nurses.
So have things changed? Have seasoned nurses become more "tolerant" and/or "nicer"..... Or have we just been lucky?
Quote from GrnTea
There are soooooo many threads on this here. Short answer: some people are too sensitive, some people are too direct, some people need to grow some backbone, some people need to be gentler, and a lot of people have to heed the words in Esme's siggy line from the immortal Sage of Concord:Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
My favorite quote is that no one will want to chew on you if you are tough.
I kind of figured this topic has been worked to death....but, hey, you never know what others have to contribute.....hence the "disclaimer" up top
Last edit by taydian on Nov 15, '13