Hello, I have a friend who was telling me that the younger the person goes into nursing field the more they're looked down upon by other nurses.
I would thing that if we were being judged it would be by our work skills not our age.I am starting feel like I am a little naive about these things but I would really like to know. So, just out of curiosity how old was the youngest nurse you have worked for? How are younger nurses seen in your work enviroment? Is there really that much of a discrimination on age? I would like to know of any personal experiences or comments about this matter.
I think that depends. If the young nurse comes in as a know it all, it won't go over well. If she comes in willing to learn, she will be accepted. At our facility, we have a 23 yr old that is just starting out. She is quiet, eager to learn and we are very protective of her, because she isn't obnoxious, lol.
Last edit by tokmom on Aug 5, '11