It often depends on how you expect to be treated. Because of this "nurse eat their young" mentality that so many nurses buy into, many new grads come in with a chip on their shoulder, acting like "no-one's going to mess with me just because they have more experience." To say that that the older nurses react to that attitude is a reality.
Case in point:
when I worked in the hospital environment, I was very mindful of the need for new grads to learn and grow in a positive manner. For this reason, I didn't run off and report every mistake I found unless they were clearly serious issues. I would correct the mistake and the next time I saw the nurse involved, I would take her aside and quietly explain what I'd found and how I'd corrected it. For the most part, a quiet explanation, away from everyone else, led to the newer nurse appreciate being told what happened and that the mistake was fixed. Rarely did the nurse make that same mistake.
One time, a new nurse transferred a patient from one room to another. This patient was on constant suction and the machine was moved with the patient, as was the other equipment. When I came on shift (evenings), I took report and then went and checked my patients. Oddly, this patient had no drainage. Very unusual for him. I checked the machine. It wasn't on, despite it being in the on position. I checked and, sure enough, it hadn't been plugged in after the move, several hours earlier. The cord was still wrapped around the holder. I plugged it in, suction began, patient started feeling better, vitals were fine, so I went on my merry way, keeping a close eye on him.
The next day, I approached the nurse and off to the side, told her what had happened and said something to the effect that perhaps she forgot to plug it in. I told her that I have that as part of my checklist when I move patients.
She got quite upset and vehemently denied forgetting, saying that she knew she plugged it in and checked it before she left. It must have come unplugged when I moved the patient or the machine when I checked it. I calmly explained that the cord was still wrapped around the holder. She still insisted that she plugged it in.
Now, this wasn't the first time this nurse had made errors, as we all do from time to time. Do you think she thought I was nasty? Very likely because I began watching her like a hawk. A nurse who doesn't accept responsibility for errors is a very dangerous nurse.