1) Anyone who remembers nursing school knows that there are such things as stupid questions. That is just how life is. If you come on this board, and say something like: I am going to take my NCLEX for the sixth time in two days, any tips on how to study? You deserve to get flamed. Or if you say you want to go into nursing for the money or job security. Seriously.
2) I have realized in my very short year in a half of nursing that in order to do this job you need a thick skin. In a perfect world nurses would be like Marry Poppins, and Disney music and little blue birds would follow them wherever they go. The patients and the patients families would be nice, the doctors would be grateful, the pay would reflect the work, etc. But it's not a perfect world. I don't care who likes me. I dont care if you like me. I didn't get into this job because I wanted to make bff's with people. I care that I can do my job to the best of my ability and that my co workers do theirs. When if their nasty attitude gets in the way of pt care then it's on.
3) Don't post on a public forum, and expect everyone to agree with you. A forum is designed for dialogue. If you want to vent without feedback, start a blog. People are going to disagree, dont cry cause you feel like they were mean and hurt your feelings. See #1. The very assumption that all nurses have to be nice all the time is naive and unrealistic. Some nurses are never nice but they are still good nurses. Some nurses are just being honest.
4) To anyone just starting out, yes some of theese attitudes are reflected in the work place. Is is right? No. Will it change? Not likely. If annonymous people on a public forum have the power to upset you, just wait til the first doctor yells at you, or you have the patient from hell.