Top 10 things nurses have GOT to stop doing at work


8. Stop being “too cool” for others.
We all know we’re going to have our personal cliques at work, but seriously, isn’t it time we put the “nurses eat their young” saying to rest? If you’re a new nurse, for God’s sake, ask for help. The other nurses have plenty of experience; they’ve most likely been there, done that. By the same token, if you’re a seasoned nurse, don’t just stand there and smile at that know-it-all newbie when she’s struggling. Offer some assistance. Be nice to her. You were the newbie once upon a time.

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Rachael Rainer
Rachael Rainer is a thirty-something LPN in Mississippi working the night shift. You can find more of her writing on her blog: and get her Twitter feed at

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