not so nice registered nurses - page 2

being new to a job that you have no experience at all is already hard and stressful enough.. but working with people who's downright mean and unprofessional?? OMG i hate them thats all i can say.. i... Read More

  1. by   Esme12
    Quote from Wild Irish LPN
    This was so cool of you Am!....I will definitely benefit from these docs....I too am a newbie licensed nurse and can use all the help I can get.....very cool....
    Not all of us old bats are mean.

    We all need that helping hand. Nursing is different than any other job. Mistakes are not allowed.....ever. It just takes a lot of time, at least a year, before you don't feel like you were crazy for tyring to be a nurse and that you just might get it someday.

    Hospitals are putting nurses in a bad position these days and the staff is so stress that they have no time to nurture the new. It's a shame.
  2. by   Esme12
    Quote from iamgabrielle
    welcome to healthcare? Seriously is this how nurses act? I was told before I entered the said profession that nurses are professional.. it's just surprising that's all.
    Gabrielle....don't let the naysayers get you down. There are bullies in every walk of life. Don't let them get you down. Nurses are professional.....I think you are in a difficult enviroment. Get your year and transfer to another unit.

    Good Luck! Use those sheet to organize your ay. They will help I promise.
  3. by   iamgabrielle
    thank you so much esme.. Yep a year then I'm out.. I'm hoping to find a hospital were I can work for a lOng time.. until I retire.. I want to be able to say I've been working here for 35 years now and I love it! Hehe
  4. by   Esme12
    It's out there......
  5. by   jadelpn
    Observe and watch everything. Got an IV team, go watch them put the IV in your patient. Watch how the lab draws blood. Get pointers along the way. Really hone your assessment skills. Know your labs, x-rays and other diagnostic results. If you don't know, look it up. Build a solid foundation for the rest of your career. Just because co-workers may be bit**es, doesn't mean that they don't have mad clinical skills, and you may gain experience from it. How does your charge nurse talk to doctors to get an order? What are your co-workers saying about the tele monitor? What key information is someone giving you in report? Best of luck to you, and just because your co-workers are not socially into being nice, doesn't mean you can't absorb all that they may share--nicely or not. And really use those patient info brain sheets. They really help!! And as an aside, if you "you tube" lung sounds in a patient with asthma, or afib tele strips etc etc. you may also get some pointers. 4 things: Know your diagnosis, and know your patient, know your meds, learn what can go wrong and what to do when it does. Best of luck, and you will find your groove--and when you find your career hospital, and make your way up to the DON, remember this time, and do your best to help build a solid foundation for the new nurses under your leadership!!
  6. by   FlyingScot
    Quote from Sacred eagle
    You said "omg nurses are mean and unprofessional" Welcome tohealthcare.
    Healthcare? Welcome to the world. Humans are just mean and it's getting worse. I don't think nursing has a monopoly on nastiness, it's everywhere.
  7. by   kcmylorn
    I have news for you all- it IS( as in currently as we post) happening to us old nurses when we are new too. As for me- I'm done posting about this crap. I sick and tried of reading it and hearing it explained away. I'm taking my complaints to government agencies that can do something about it. Nursing doesn't seem to be able to.- out of sheer stupidity and refusal!! They know it goes on, it's been talked about and written about enough. it is management's fault it continues.
  8. by   mariebailey
    I went through the same thing as a new nurse. I think it has to do with being a new nurse, being new to the setting, and GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES. However, it is NOT just "up to you to fit in"; you deserve respect from your fellow nurses regardless of how seasoned you are, and it should be a mutual effort from all involved to build positive relationships. You should not try to change your personality or try to be more gregarious out of fear that you are "giving off negative vibes". Here's what's sad about how you're being treated: it lowers morale, which ultimately impacts the quality of patient care. In my case, they eventually came around (after about a year). I worked hard, stood up for myself, and was willing to let any past transgressions by co-workers go. Hopefully, the same will be true for you. You deserve respect regardless of how many years you have under your belt and regardless of whether or not you are a social butterfly. Work ethic, focusing on patient-centered care, continuous learning/growth, and patience will help you pull through this! Best of luck!