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Nurses Eat Their Young

Nurses Eat Their Young – How to Stop Being a Victim of Nurse Bullying

Nurses eat their young. If you’re a nurse and haven’t experienced, you likely know someone who does. When I speak about social media and talk about how my bullying experience lead me to find community and connections with nurses online, I always have nurses who approach me after my talk to confide in me their bullying experiences. This happens without fail. I am thankful to make connections with my audience, but it saddens me that this is often the area that sparks a deeper connection.

Nurses Eat Their Young : Resources for Lateral Violence

  The phenomena that is often laughed off in the nursing profession when nurses refer to it as how “Nurses Eat Their Young” is known by many other terms. These include: Bullying, Horizontal Violence, Lateral Violence, Hostile Work Environment, Harassment, Nurse to Nurse Violence,  Horizontal Hostility, and likely many more that I have not directly stated. When you are victim experiencing lateral violence it is very easy to attempt to write the treatment you are receiving off a necessary due you must pay in order to …

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It seems that the latest generation of Millennial Nurses has caused quite an uproar. Let's look at myths surrounding millennial nurses.

Debunking 5 Myths About Millennial Nurses

Millennial nurses have become the bane healthcare leadership existence over the past several years. No matter what generation you are a part of, it’s likely you’ve participated in or been the topic of discussion around those pesky entitled Millennial nurses.

Minimize the Powerpoint Utilizing Education to Stop Nurse Horizontal Violence

Minimize the Powerpoint: Utilizing Education to Stop Nurse Horizontal Violence

The history of nursing is a relatively complicated tale filled with twists, turns, and not to mention a few hurdles creating a drastically different landscape from even a decade ago. The lamps have been put away, and white caps are gathering dust under beds. We now wear scrubs made of awesome flexible and stain resistant fabric, obtain PhDs, and travel. Bullying, on the other hand, seems to be cemented into the foundation of nursing. Despite increasing awareness and numerous measures to combat it, peer bullying (often referred to as lateral or horizontal violence) remains a part of nursing and exists within all levels of the profession. The question of why remains. Why has nothing we have tried succeeded in eradicating this issue?

Becoming Nursey

Becoming Nursey: The Inspiration Behind the Book

We’re all in this together; it should not be a fight for survival for new nurses. It’s a team working together towards the same goal – to give every patient remarkable and supportive care and support each other in doing that. Patients may forget your name, but they will never forget how you cared for them. And that starts with caring for each other.

Act Like a Pro: Owning Your Expertise Confidently

Be confident in your area of expertise. You are an authority, so own it.
Forrest Gump said “Now, it used to be I ran to get where I was going. I never it thought it would take me anywhere.” Blogging is to The Nerdy Nurse like Forest Gump it to Running.
I am an expert in using social media to promote innovation in healthcare and technology because I live and breathe it everyday. I am an expert on lateral violence and the methods to be used to combat it because I experience it first hand, have spent countless hours researching the phenomena, and know the legal implications a company can face if they allow it to happen. I am an expert because my passion in the areas of nursing and technology has forced me to constantly strive to promote innovations to help nurses and medical professionals work smarter not harder.

Nursing Resources

A collection of web tools and resources for nurses. Career and Networking, Nursing Informatics, Student Nurses, and Lateral Violence. Nursing Education Rasmussen College RN to BSN : The Rasmussen College School of Nursing offers a Practical Nursing program and a Professional Nursing program. : The largest directory of nursing degrees, scholarships, and jobs. Career and Networking Linkedin: The social networking site for professionals Twitter: More resources than you can ever imagine for a job seeker! – A resource authored by medical assistant professionals and instructors to help students interested …

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Things They Don’t Tell you When You’re In Nursing School: Advice for New Grads

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one of these people who grew up being a nurse. It would be nice to say that I put bandages on my dolls, and had dreams of nursing since I was a child. But I just can’t say it. It’s not true. I came to the realization that wanted to be a nurse 6 months after passing my NCLEX and working as a nurse. Before then, I knew I could be a nurse, but I didn’t really …

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Nurses and the Bullying Experience: Lateral Violence

I’ve written about lateral violence (the act of nurses being bullies) frequently in the past. To be completely honest, I hate that this is something that I even know about, and especially felt the need to write about. Not because I don’t think the issue should be addressed, but its just completely absurd that it exists at all. The jokes and mumbling under their breath that many state about how Nurses Eat Their Young is a sad state of what trivial boundaries make it difficult for …

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The Transition from Bedside Care to Administration in Nursing

Throughout my profession and personal journey, I have always attempted to better myself. It is not so much that I am unsatisfied with my current state, but more so a desire to do something more and to be a part of something bigger than myself. It is the reason that I started writing and being involved in social media and nursing and writing about lateral violence. It is also the reason that I am a contributing editor to It seems only logical that I do …

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