It is important that problems get documented from the process perspective. Most often when there is a problem, a particular nurse is just there at the time the problem is discovered, but the problem happens because a process breaks down in one or more places. From a quality perspective, you can't track problems with a process to determine where the process is failing without having consistent reporting every time the problem occurs. Your manager or someone should be tracking these process problems to determine where the process is weak, and the information should not be used to blame individuals. It is hard not to be defensive, as we all expect ourselves to be perfect. I know how much I beat myself up over every mistake, no matter how small it is. If certain individuals are using the process to harass individuals, it becomes very clear in the tracking process, then those individuals should be approached by the manager. In many places, night shifts seem to pick up and/or document things they find better . In some places, they are, by policy, responsible for checking everything for the 24 hours, so finding and reporting process problems is inherent in their job responsibilities. If you feel you are having problems with a couple of people, try to approach them quietly in a non-defensive manner and discuss it with them. Some of the older nurses are sometimes intimidated by newer staff, because you bring a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and engagement into their situation. Try not to get caught up in negativity and don't buy into regressing back into high school behavior.