M.D.s' also to some extent "abuse" their new partners. where I work new md associates are given too many pt assignments and are often on call even after hours. In addition, they're kept in house cleaning the mess while their senior partners are in their office catered by their NPs, RN, APs. Furtheremore, In many cases a inpt will have multiple physicians handling the case. In my experience, M.Ds' usually pass the buck to the other and another in making decision and giving orders especially on noc shift. when I use to work noc shift I would always hear this "just wait in the morning when Dr so ans so make rounds to take care of the problem" Or " Why wasn't that taking cared of earlier".
Usually those nurses that "eat their young" are the ones who are burnt out of the profession. If you're a new grad try to request a preceptor who possess a great attitude about their profession and has a nurturing mentality NOT destructive. Don't be affraid, NOT all nurses eat their young, only a few practice this sort of malignant behavior.
If you are currently with a "witch" nurse request for a new one you've seen in the unit who are compatible with your belief in pt care delivery