Ditto Sound of Music. I'm a new grad (bout 2 months now) and hear constantly how everyone there did their clinicals or externed or interned on the unit or in that hospital and went to the 2 local comm colleges/tech schools
I did not and they make me feel marginalized and despised w/ every glance (if they even deign to look my way) or when they finally decide to speak to me and my questions, which I usually have to ask 3-4 times before I get a response.
I feel your pain hun, but I guess this is what is meant by "nurses eat their young", "baptism by fire" and other wonderful witticisms???
Must there be a pecking order? I've earned my RN-BSN and it wasn't an easy road. I know we all have bad days. But go fig, the ONE day I let my smile down, I get accused of being "******" or "freaking out" .
C'mon vets, lay off us newbies. You were once there too!
Guess I needed to vent. Sorry all. I'm so torn. I did work so hard, and I get treated like such garbage at work. And I continue to push myself. But is it worth it? What if I leave only to find the same thing elsewhere yet have to start all over again?
P.S. I work on an Oncology/Renal/Med-Surg unit. It is the sickest of the sick and the most incredibly difficult unit to start on I'm told.