Would someone who is already working as an RN please explain to me why some nurses are sooooo hateful and rude to student RNs? Please don't get me wrong--I realize that everyone is busy and I understand that. But, is it too much to ask to at least be acknowledged? It seems to me that if the shortage is half as bad as everyone says it is, nurses could at least say "Hi" or smile or something. But, some nurses just pretend that we aren't there! Do these people not realize that the students will graduate and could be coworkers? Who wants to work with a bunch of cranky, unfriendly people?
Please, everyone, be nice to the student nurses!!
Jan 16, '03
Find your mentors, and follow them. Not all nurses are interested in precepting or teaching students. Some shy away from it; others are quite hostile. It's a shame, because I personally LOVE them. I love what I do and love even more the light in students' eyes when I teach them as I go. Sometimes, the BEST learning opportunities arise when I am busiest and LEAST in the mood to teach. But I remember, I was there once and we all have to learn somehow.
But whatever you do, do NOT take it personally and dont' let it get to you or you wont' make it. We have all been there. Just look for the resources most available to you and work smart. You will make out ok.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 16, '03