As a new nurse in the field, you will be tested throughout your probational period and the stressors will be overwhelming at times. As a nurse being in the profession for six years, I have seen everything under the sun and moon. I could not believe how I was treated being the new kid on the block. I thought I was going to lose my mind with my coworkers and how my assisgnment was the heaviest of all on day and nights. I would be pissed and I would not allow them to break me. My tears would flow down my cheeks and wiped them off, and began my work. Therefore, I know what you are feeling and it is sucks.
There are no support systems for nurses at all and/or anyone neutral to discuss the problems with the nurses. It is ashame because it does need to happen.
The actions of the Supervisor, was uncall and threatening to me. I would not allow anyone prevent me to work on the am shift. She should had explained to you about the shortages on night shift, give you praise of accomplishing the work under those circumstances and most of all, explain to you about night shift a lot more than she did. Yes the nursing supervisor is accountable for her action.
You have a chooses to make for your own insanity as well as your growth in the profession. Heck, you have accomplish a lot that night and you will have lot more experiences.
The profession of nursing does not give credit or positive reinforcement at all. I believe we need to change the motto of nursing to "one for all, all for one...team work is the accomplishment of everyone working together." I am sorry that we as a profession cannot see the accomplishments of others or give out recognition to them when they are due too. There are a lot of selfishness, egotisc, and uncaring nurses, today. I am very sorry that you are experiencing diffiulty with your employer and your asignmemnt.
I understand the other posts on this thread. Everyone seem to Develop togh skin and over the years. You will be able delvop tough skinned as your experiences and stessers become much harder than you will be able to handle it.
There are so many details, that a person must understand about the reality of nursing and the treatment within nurising profession are develop due to the lack of nurses and support system.
Each shift has it down sizes, each shift brings choas, each shift has it's own personalities and believe me, sometimes it is like hell one day and the next smooth as butter on a slice of toast.
There are great employers that listen to nurses, tries to understand the issues and tries to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. There are certain issues that may take longer to resolve such as nursing and staff shortage. Then as a nurse make the adaption to the best of your ability.
you will grow from the experiences in your life. You hang in their till you are moved to day shif and/or when you will locate another hospital. Just write things down like you are the only one for now.
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