Bullies at work


  • Specializes in cardiology/medicine/geriatrics.

Any ideas on what to do about nurses that have the attitude "it's my way, or no way at all" .


8,343 Posts

Has 18 years experience.

Speak to your unit manager.

Document, document, document.

If all else fails go to your union.

snowyowl, BSN

22 Posts

Has 8 years experience.

You are responsible for your own practice, therefore use critical thinking and CNA standards to support your actions. Don't let anyone tell you to do something if you feel it is unsafe to yourself or your patients.

loriangel14, RN

6,931 Posts

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Ignore them. You are responsible for your own nursing decisions.Once they figure out that you can't be bossed around they will leave you alone.On the flip side, listen to their ideas. Sometimes you can learn from another's ideas about how to do things.I work with someone that initially I thought was a bully but once I got used to her I realized it was just her personality and we actually became friends after that.