New specialty bullying?

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by amandaxyo amandaxyo, BSN, MSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Med-Surg, Tele, Outpatient Procedures, ER. Has 5 years experience.

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amandaxyo

amandaxyo, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Tele, Outpatient Procedures, ER. Has 5 years experience. 45 Posts

1 hour ago, Dani_Mila said:

Its funny how they talk about how you can work in the ED without a critical care background. How about their background? They probably started off there and had been working there for awhile. You have at least, experience in med/surge and outpatient. Ignore the bullies, because they have nothing better to do. I for one had experience with bullies and I ignored them and just focused on my work. They didn't last long at my job. 

You are totally right. I would hear, “I started off in the ED and I’ve been here for 20 years. I haven’t done anything else”. Okay…. So you were a new nurse in the ED? I have been a nurse and worked the floor first. I don’t get why they feel the need to make themselves feel better, I guess? But Youre right, ignoring them has been the best solution. 

OUxPhys

OUxPhys, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience. 1,198 Posts

Floor nurses always get disrespected by ER and ICU nurses (may not be all the nurses that work in those areas but there are always some). It's an inferiority complex. Just keep working your tail off. Ask questions. Show that you want to learn. Kill them with kindness (they always hate that). 

OUxPhys

OUxPhys, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience. 1,198 Posts

On 10/28/2021 at 8:53 PM, Dani_Mila said:

Its funny how they talk about how you can work in the ED without a critical care background. How about their background? They probably started off there and had been working there for awhile. You have at least, experience in med/surge and outpatient. Ignore the bullies, because they have nothing better to do. I for one had experience with bullies and I ignored them and just focused on my work. They didn't last long at my job. 

Yet every ER hires new grads now LOL. Same with the ICUs. I've met my fair share of ER and ICU nurses who were less than stellar yet had the gall to call out someone else. You are right though. Those nurses tend to leave and not last because they are never happy.