Terribly rude orientation - page 2

Have any of you fellow nurses began a hospital nurs. position and found that alot of the staff were just plain rude and ignored you? Let me hear some of your personal horror stories, and I'll tell... Read More

  1. by   fab4fan
    Just a view from "the other side..." It is sooo frustrating to be staffed with just yourself and a new grad. This happened to me last night, and it was dangerous. I didn't have the time to spend with this new person, because we were just trying to keep from drowning. I know I got snappish, and really tried not to, and did tell this person how well she/he did given the conditions, but I still felt like the "bad nurse" everyone talk about when they relate orientation nightmares.

    Sometimes it's note entirely the fault of the staff; yes, you should be supportive, but we're human, too. We've had nights when it was just myself, an orientee, and a traveler, and I felt like if one more person came up to me and said, "I have a question...", I would kill myself, just for the peace and quiet that would follow.
  2. by   Kayzee
    Thanks to all of you for your responses. This actually happened some years ago. There was this nurse and she was just a -----. When we went to dinner and sat at the table with other employees, she totally ignored me. I would say something and not even get a response. There were other incidents that happened, but I'll spare you. I think I am a stronger person at this time in my life, and I honestly don't think I would take this abuse again. Well, I have an interview tom. at a hosp. and I'm thinking again about how horrible that orientation went. I left that orientation and went back to LTC. Now I've decided to try hospital nursing once again. I pray I don't have to deal with personality flaws to that extreme. Fab4fan...I can understand your feelings also. I do not like orientating new nurses since I'm usually so busy, but I would never treat a peer in that manner.