I first heard this statement 20+ years ago from a nursing colleague. Recently, I heard it again from a professor in my graduate program. And, 30 years in the health field have shown me that it's TRUE -- our profession does not treat students and newcomers well at all! WHY?
What is it about Nursing that causes so many of us to forget we were ever students or beginners? Is it something about the work that does this, or is it the type of people who are attracted to the profession? If you agree that this is a real problem, what can we as nurses do to resolve it?