There have been several threads on here recently about how crochety and unfriendly nurses can be to newbies...I usually just lurk here but I have to get this off my chest.
So far, nurses have been the kindest, most helpful people I've ever met! I admit I am still in nursing school, but 99.9% of the nurses I've encountered as a student and as an extern have gone out of their way to teach, make sure I feel comfortable and welcome, and in general have been wonderful. The few that are less friendly I think just want to do their own job and not mess with students, which is fine.
I spend quite a bit of time here and read many threads about the vicious, young-eating nurses running around out there before I started clinicals, and I was very intimidated in my first few encounters with nurses, so I wanted to share my very pleasant experiences with other nursing students...if you are polite, don't waste the time of the nurse you're working with, and don't act like a know-it-all, nurses are WONDERFUL.
So this is a big THANK YOU
:flowersfo :1luvu: to all the nurses out there that have been willing to take the time to make newbies feel welcome....you are in the MAJORITY and you are APPRECIATED!!
in my 4th of 6 semesters
Sep 18, '06
Many students come here to vent about nurses eating their young when in reality they are having a bad experience with just one nurse.
Other students and new grads like the one above have experiences where the majority of nurses area mean to new people.
However, I still would venture to say that if you took all the nurses in nursing, counted the mean ones who didn't like new grads and students, they would be in the minority.
It's a bit irritating to me that those few give us all a bad rep.
I hope that new grads and students who are having a hard time continue to post and vent about their experiences, without judging the entire profession.
Nice post. I'm glad that you found this to be true. Count me in the believers that "nurses do not eat their young". Some do, but most don't.
Last edit by Tweety on Sep 18, '06