Tell us how that works out for you because I'm not alone in finding that many of these nurses have no interest in being mentored unless it means only being told what special little snowflakes they are. Case in point. I tell all of my preceptees that if I use the phrase " do you think you might want to" or " how about we" what that means is they are making a big mistake and need to stop and re-evaluate. You see my job is to teach yes but more importantly it is to provide care and protect my patients. I'm not there to abuse, bully or humiliate the new nurses. So imagine my dismay when one of them in response to one of my gentle warning phrases looked me straight in the eye and told me, in front of the patient, that I don't know what I'm doing because I am "old school". When I spoke to her later about the incident she became angry and blamed me for her not doing the procedure right despite the fact that I had explained it and run through it with her several times using several different teaching styles. I'm really over the eye-rolling, huffing, sighing and it's-everybody-else's-fault-I'm-failing attitudes that are becoming pervasive. I WANT to mentor new nurses. I WANT them to succeed. I WANT to be a good role model but good golly these people are making it difficult.