I have encountered several situations as a newer NP. I went into this field naively when I assumed that I would have a decent amount of respect from fellow NPs and among staff/administrators/RNs/LPNs. I work in post acute care, which was a new environment for me to become accustomed to as I worked in the hospital setting as an RN. At first I attributed the behaviors/actions of others as their uncertainty of my competence. (I received high marks on my evaluation and praise from my collaborating MD.) Obviously, this is not the case after 1 1/2 years. After this last incident, I realized that I am experiencing lateral violence. I have addressed each incident with staff, management at the nursing home & with my clinical supervisors. Issues continue to persist. My question to you is: How did you address the bullying? How long did you stay at that job? What was your plan of action after you realized the culture was not going to change? I am currently job seeking btw.
Thank you for your input. Please no negative comments; I am trying very hard to remain composed after this last incident. Thanks again