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How do you deal with veteran nurses and doctors who look down, and degrade new grad nurses? Some of them are a little older so it’s hard for me to defend myself.


October 27th, 2021
Be as politically correct as possible - do not allow them to degrade you simply stating that this is not professional behavior and if necessary escalate through your chain of command. If the chain of command does not support you, you should not be working there
October 27th, 2021
Sorry you are experiencing this. Unfortunately, i have seen how in places nurses eat our own. If this is happening it is probably a culture that has been allowed. I agree with the previous answer. You can not change someone else’s actions only your own. You do not need to defend yourself. Do your job, do it right, do it well, and let your actions speak for you. You do not have to stand/sit and allow someone to treat you unprofessionally. Simply call it out, state that it is unprofessional and that you are a professional. If it continues, report it. If it does not change, then you have have a choice. Just remember, you can only control your own actions and how you react to others.
October 29th, 2021
No need to defend yourself. You are a new grad and your are there to learn how to do your job. Simply put! When I have had this problem in the past I befriend these people and ask them to show me the best way to accomplish my task. Asking someone to help you brings them down a little closer to our level. Just be honest and tell them you would appreciate their help. If however this doesn't work stand your ground your new you have to learn. Bullying should not be tolerated in any environment.