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Is the nursing environment hostile?

MRaza MRaza (New) New Pre-Student

I'm a college sophomore a with nursing major, plans to eventually pursue a CRNA. From what I've been reading on this forum, it seems like nurses back stab each other a lot. Is this the case or am I getting the wrong picture? If so, does this kind of childish behavior actually affect peoples jobs and get them fired?

HandsOffMySteth has 2 years experience.

It's different everywhere, some places are very toxic work environments and others are fantastic.  You might get along with 99% of everyone on the ward except your boss.  It's really no different than any other profession in that regard.

When in an online forum users have anonymity and will often behave differently than they would in the work place.  Some subjects that people feel strongly about like politics and religion are discussed here whereas they are entirely inappropriate at work.  If you reveal your political leanings at work, don't be surprised if you end up getting fired.  

11 hours ago, HandsOffMySteth said:

It's different everywhere, some places are very toxic work environments and others are fantastic.  You might get along with 99% of everyone on the ward except your boss.  It's really no different than any other profession in that regard.

When in an online forum users have anonymity and will often behave differently than they would in the work place.  Some subjects that people feel strongly about like politics and religion are discussed here whereas they are entirely inappropriate at work.  If you reveal your political leanings at work, don't be surprised if you end up getting fired.  

so its not one big mean girls club?

NICU Guy specializes in NICU.

Nursing is like every other profession out there contains the entire spectrum of personalities. Some personalities get along with each other and others don't. A member may enjoy their job and have a good work environment, have ten good things that happened during the week, but they come on here to vent about the one thing that they are upset over. You only read the complaints, because it feels better to vent to people that can relate to the issue, but all you read is the person complaining which gives you the impression that everyone hates their job. We need a Happy Forum on AN. People can post all of the good things that they encounter at their job to counteract all of the bad things people post.

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