Do you work w/ a bully? - page 2
Hi, guys! I am a middle-aged nurse and have been in nursing for almost 30 yrs. (hospital, community, teaching) and am a certified Women's Health NP. I worked at a family planning clinic as an NP... Read More
Oct 8, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: ob/gyn med /surg ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 2,399; Likes: 1,754Quote from RN1989exactly.. you are a NP and you deserve respect ( we all do).. you have more knowledge and expirence than these nurses.. they should be happy to have you. congrats on being a cancer survior. awesome.. i think that is wonderful .. give yourself a hug for me. i agree with you RN 1989.. you are so right...Welcome back to the club of hospital nursing! If it were me, I'd look at it this way - "I am an NP. I have a ton of education and knowledge that they do not have. So who cares what they think. If the charge dares to yell at me in public again I will calmly ask her to go elsewhere to speak to me. If she does not I will simply walk away. I am a better person than they are because I treat all people as I wish to be treated. But I will not allow them to make me miserable."
Oct 8, '07Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,771; Likes: 16,375Respect is a two way street. Give some, get some. If people are bullying or harassing you, take them aside in private, and discuss why you won't tolerate it.
Oct 8, '07Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,771; Likes: 16,375A helpful resource I frequently point out for folks who are dealing with workplace bullying:
Oct 8, '07Occupation: elderly care night sister Specialty: Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology. ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 4,306; Likes: 1,528"my dept. director has placed me on a committee to do annual mandatory urit education and has made me a student preceptor as she believes in my abilities. "
Presumably this nurse is not on the committee and is jealous of a relative newcomer getting on.Typical bully trying to put you down to make herself better. I hate bullies!!!:angryfireI had reason to wipe the floor with one the other day,she hasn't looked me in the eye since.:angryfire