i don't want to dissaponted you, but, gossip is a reallity, and you need to live with it! is how it is in real world.
is unprofessional...totally agree.
i, you, we, don't like it...totally agree
we don't like a place with gossip management and staff...totally agree
but is how it is...this is reality and you need to agree and live with it!
after you are perfect agree that that will be happen ever, stay away of them.
they could not be professional, or is very very very hard to find a professional one. is an "unspoken rule" in health care" the gossip, they will gossip ever!
so is about you!
1. if you feel or know for sure that is a clique there, any type of clique (family, love, race, social, religious, financial...) stay away from them!
don't talk to much, don't act too much in a personal way, don't disscus any how with them, be just a nurse.
a clique is a clique and the rules are others than in a team. don't confuse a team with a clique!
because i didn't know well this type cultural background here, many times i just was there, catched beetwen them gossips and is not pleasent at all, but was going!
google it a little about a clique characteristiques.
"the clique" is a reality.... is a suriviving style in health care....unprofessional....but real!
we don't like it, because is a social abnormality and we know it, but is a reality. many nurses are very good adapted at it, beeing part of it, or choosing to stay still ....lol....straight!
is just your option...
2. change your shift if you can...but don't forget... the difference beetwen team and clique at one point is very thin... in healthcare.
3. agree that you are alone and keep going, will pass...
and don't forget be nurse at first, at lest, for ever!