I started a new position in med/surg after having been away from hospital nursing for a few years,working in home health. I will be working nights at the hospital, but orientation starts with a month of day shifts. I had never done compurerized charting. The nurses orienting me are young, brought up in the computer age, unlike me. The nurses are not friendly, condescending, and have no mercy. I have never been treated so badly, in all my years of nursing, as I am right now. I had no lunch break today, and was so exhausted by the end of the day, I could hardly think, and my "mentor" said "that's the way it is, get used to it,". Learning the computer system, the hospital routines, the layout, etc. while taking a full patient load seems a bit much. Is it?? Other, older nurses, who have been oriented by the young, "computer generation" nurses, report similar experiences. There is a definite generation gap at this hospital. These young nurses are super confident. One of them even made me change my assessment findings to what SHE thought! When I tried to explain I didn't feel comfortable with that, she called me "defensive" I trust my assessment skills, I've been a nurse for 13+ years! Yet she made me feel like I didn't have a clue. Is this the norm nowadays? I've always heard that "nurses eat their young" Do the young now eat their old?