Yes, I am a nurse who is under 30, as a matter of fact I am 25 and have been a nurse for three years this summer. All I have to say is that I am so sick and tired of people complaining about the "twenty-somethings" they work with. First, most people I see complain about the way other people work aren't very good at their jobs to start with, they are exactly what they complain about:lazy, entitled, incompitent...whatever the complaint may be. As a nurse at my age, I would say that the majority of lazy and entitled nurses I have met are older nurses who are not in their twenties. Nurses who have been in the career for a long time, and it appears they do not feel the need to do their job anymore. It is even worse in union hospitals, because then these people who are lazy and don't feel like doing their jobs, are "protected" by the union, and even worse, get extra benefits because they have "senority"...please please please, give me a break. Not only that, nurses who have been in the field for such a long time often stop educating themselves properly...yes of course we have to fullfill CEUs, but how many of you actually further your education??? If I have another nurse who has been out of school for about ten years tell me that it isn't the nurses responsibility to withold pain medication a doctor ordered, or it isn't the nurses job to do that because someone else shuold do it...I may want to pull my hair out. Nurses have more legal responsibility, we lose our licenses faster and easier than doctors or CNAs, LEGALLY as nurses we have a responsibility to ourselves and our patients to know our responsibilities, even if you are just trying to coast out of your career.
So now that everyone who may consider themselves or be considered an "older" nurse can ask themselves how many of their peers they see behaving this way, maybe even themselves...and then you can ask yourselves how it feels to have fingers pointed at you and being labeled because of the way others behave.
How about if people stop tagging others with social stigmas, and start focussing on themselves and doing their job the way they are supposed to?