I graduated last May, passed the NCLEX in June and began working for a large hospital group in July. The ED is the only place I wanted to be, and I love it. I've never been more tired or felt more alive than I do when I'm working. Some of the folks I work with are difficult, but most have still shared their time and knowledge. I've learned more since becoming a nurse than I ever thought possible. At times its been a rough lesson, but always helps me grow in my practice.
In case the newbies you work with don't say it as often as they should...thank you! From the bottom of my heart I thank all the seasoned nurses, techs, medics, and providers. Not only for the knowledge you've shared, but also for welcoming us into the "family".