Flip side: why are new nurses such know-it-alls? Why do they think that we oldies are useless pieces of humanity that need to be retired because the newbies assume that, because we are oldies, we cannot possibly be up to date on all the current practices. Why, when we do something in a different manner than Newbie was taught in school, does said Newbie say rather loudly, "That's not how I was taught to do it."?
To all nurses that just passed the NCLEX, please think about your actions and responses to older nurses. It's not fair to degrade us because we were working when you were still in diapers. Old nurses are a valuable asset to nursing and we should be respected as such. Believe it or not, your actions do give new life to nursing. But rudeness kills the profession as more old nurses leave for more satisfying careers.