Quote from soulshine101
So I am a new nurse and I am partnered with another new RN but 5 year veteran as a tech.
So, are you a new grad or, as it is stated on your profile, new "Clinical Leader"? Sounds like two big differences.
When you were a student, everybody knew that, as well as everybody knew the manager. Now, your role is different, and so might be responces for your actions.
If people say things openly and honestly, it doesn'the necessary mean they speak the truth or the whole truth. In one place, from which I was violently bullied out in a few weeks, there was a big gig of "shared nurses' governing", everybody was welcome to come and demand the needed supplies or complain that, say, IV team took its sweet time of 30 min. Nurses almost pretty much come to CNO office and loudly complained on broken lifts and the like things (the hospital was unionized). All that was nicely mixed with the most blatant rasism, xenophobia and ingrained culture and hierarchy of violent bullying brought up to the state of fine art. About which subjects there were no talks in the hospital itself (except of course of abundant policies and beautiful pics), but much later I found out that the very same place was commonly known in surrounding area as "nest of snakes" and local EMTs avoided bringing non-English speaking patients into that ER out of concerns about possible discrimination.