I am a new grad that was blessed with the opportunity to work in the CICU in a world-renowned hospital. I have been working for 3 months. The orientation was extremely challenging, and often wondered if I was going to make it (many new nurses do not). I made mistakes naturally, but was told overall that I a very good job. I just started my first week off orientation. I had a very warm and knowledgable preceptor. Most of the nurses were very nice and willing to help or answer questions.Unfortunately, there are some that are not as nice. It has come to my attention that I have become the topic of many negative discussions. The people holding these discussions are the main ones telling me that I am doing okay. Now, I am a big girl and have had some previous experience working with negative people. I used to sales in my previous life. Nothing more cut throat than that. But I was hoping that I would get away from such behavior because we are all working for the same goal, to help the patient. I am being ripped to shreds for stuff that does not affect patient outcome.
For instance, I didn't set up the IV the way that they liked. Or yesterday I didn't clamp the foley all the way( different foley set up form ours). Granted it made a mess, but it shouldn't have been a topic for 12 hours!!! I just don't know how to deal with these women. I have a very low tolerance for simple BS and I am afraid that if I really tell them about themselves that I might make my situation more difficult. I am trying to do my joband learn as much as I can, not make friends. However, I do want a pleasant working environment. Any ideas?