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Will nursing always have all the BS

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I love the "nursing" part of it.

I hate the red tape, the favorite list of employees.

I have been a nurse for 14 months and feel I still haven't figured it all out.

I am a sensitive people pleaser and hate conflict with employee or boss.

I can deal with the residents and their families just fine.

I know I am babling but I am irritated.

gentlegiver, ASN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics.

Unless you are able to work under the radar, I'm afraid this will be ongoing for you. After 3 1/2 yrs as an LPN I find that the "politics" in Nursing is cut throat. I hope you can find a way to avoid that, good luck, and I'm sorry that this profession is placing good nurses in this position.

What do you mean by "cut throat"? So do you do better if you try to get in the "in crowd", or become a brown noser. Any advise?

gentlegiver, ASN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I have found Nurses "eat thier young" (not all of them but enough of them) thus making the job cut throat. In order to make themselves look good to the PTB, some nurses will not help you, answer questions correctly, or explain how thing are done. Instead they will run to the PTB to let them know what you've done wrong, didn't do, or know how to do. You could try to join the "in crowd" but personally I wouldn't trust them, I really have no advice other than do your job to the best of your abilities, but, watch your back.

ANnot4me

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

I have been in nursing for over ten years. Nothing ever really changes.

Sherafun

Specializes in ENT, Neurology, Pediatrics, LTC, Skilled. Has 18 years experience.

The politics and the nurses that think they are better or above you will be at every job. Mostly if you really enjoy your work that helps cover up those issues and people. Some places are worse then others. I have left jobs that are in that worse place to work.

There are so many facets of nursing there is many jobs available. If you enjoy your current job then just turn away from those types of nurses and interact as little as possible and always be professional. If it is too much and takes the joy away from you job, find another.

Good luck!!!

rabbitgirrl

Specializes in Stepdown, ECF, Agency.

I love the "nursing" part of it.

I hate the red tape, the favorite list of employees.

I have been a nurse for 14 months and feel I still haven't figured it all out.

I am a sensitive people pleaser and hate conflict with employee or boss.

I can deal with the residents and their families just fine.

I know I am babling but I am irritated.

I feel your pain, and agree that it is horrible. I am truly stunned at the malignant viciousness of people in the "caring"profession. I think many nurses simply want to feel better about themselves at any cost.

It is intensely amazing to me how petty and pointlessly cruel nurses can be to each other. The only way I can cope at all is to remember that I am helping my patients, try to find a way to help the mean nurses to not be so upset, and to quietly, firmly, ALWAYS stand up for myself.

Still, this kind of behavior hurts patients by making nurses defensive and less likely to question themselves or take suggestions. It also adds an unnecessary stress factor that is physically damaging to nurses and decreases patient safety.

I have never seen anything like it in any other industry. Do we really need act like a bunch of catty psychopathic hairdressers (apologies to psychopaths and hairdressers)? really? Who, could possibly think this is beneficial or professional?

So then how have you guys found how the best way to cope it?

JB2007, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-SURG,STICU. Has 5 years experience.

Yes there will always be BS involved with nursing and any other job. Any time you get a group of people together there will be at least one person that will stir the pot or try to make things as difficult as possible for as many people as they can. I personally believe that it is all in how much the management will tolerate this kind of behavior. Where I work there is one or two nurses that can be counted on to start the BS on a regular basis. When management is told of what is going on they say they are aware of it, but you do something about it. I just want to scream, "hello, your job title is DNS. Why don't you try directing the nursing staff every once in a while?" If you have management like mine you might as well decide to put up with the BS or move on, but I can promise you that there will be some sort of BS to deal with where ever you go. My only suggest would be to try and stay out of the fray as much as possible. Good Luck

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