Cliques - page 4

Hello, I keep hearing about how cliques are in the hospital setting and it is making me nervous. I graduate w/BSN in Aug. 2012 and getting ready to join the work force. I never fit into cliques in... Read More

  1. by   celtchick68
    Quote from LynnLRN
    Do a good job. Be nice to everyone. Don't run your mouth.
    ^^ absolutely this!
  2. by   snmzelle
    Oh, I see what you're saying, yes, that makes sense. It radiates in your attitude, absolutely. People can sense it.
  3. by   snmzelle
    I agree!!! So practical and so smart.
  4. by   snmzelle

    ok, ok. I understand what you are saying. You're absolutely right. It's not easy being judged or having biases formed about you, but thick skin, good attitude and filtering the incoming vibes, words, etc is the mark of a positive person. If you let it get to you and show it, it's going to happen even more.

  5. by   snmzelle
    ok, thank you, good advice. I have a feeling I will be a good RN, I just need to polish my skills re: leadership and communication.
  6. by   Hay Nars, RN
    [font=book antiqua]oh, i wouldn't worry about it too much if i were you.
    remember, this isn't high school anymore!
    however, there are "cliques" but in a good way! usually they are just a group of people who know each other better than others and have been working together for awhile. as long as you're friendly and don't talk about others behind their backs you will be welcomed! (:
  7. by   snmzelle
    Thank you Hay Nars RN, I kind of thought so and was hoping so, it's hard to see what's outside of nursing school.
  8. by   BrandonLPN
    The best advice possible for any new nurse is to avoid all the catty gossip. (and there's a lot of it!)

    Remember this verse:

    If wisdom's ways you wisely seek, five things observe with care:
    TO whom you speak
    OF whom you speak
    and HOW and WHEN and WHERE
  9. by   snmzelle
    Brandon, this is good. I printed this actually. Going to have it tattooed on my hip. lol!