48% of graduating nurses are afraid that they’ll become the target of workplace bullying. More than 60% of all new nurses QUIT their first job due to the bad behavior of their co-workers.
If you ask a student or new nurses if they’ve heard the phrase, “nurses eat their young” every single one will say YES.
Katie is a new nurse. Her preceptor, Joanne, an older nurse, tends to be tough on Katie. She gives Katie the toughest patients, doesn’t always step in to help her, even when she sees Katie’s drowning, and Joanne openly criticizes her in front of others.
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