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How often have you witnessed or experienced peer to peer bullying as a nurse?

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Welcome to AN.com, Darian!

This is a subject which has been discussed numerous times in threads, articles, and humorous images.

Good luck!

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To be perfectly honest, never. As a matter of fact, somehow I made it through a few decades before I even heard of NETY or bully. I've heard of buddy in nursing, though. That is what the hospital called the nurse assigned to help you after classroom orientation. The medical students and residents had preceptors. The nurses had buddies. Maybe that was their subtle way of reminding the old bats to act like a buddy when they really would rather act like a bully.

The above is not intended to dismiss anyone else's experience with this. I've read some pretty horrendous examples here.

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I think you might need to add more to this in order for us to help.

I've been in nursing for 26 years and nope never been bullied.

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Very, very, very little in >30 years of nursing (no more so, I'm sure, than occurs in other fields). I've seen plenty of nurses bullied by physicians, but that's a different matter. Can we please just drop this tired old cliche'?

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Never in 8 years. Well, seen one bullied but not for being new.

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What do you define as bullying? Some young nurses these days consider constructive criticism to be "bullying"....

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