Jennifer Shepley RN MSN
I LOVE BEING A NURSE! Have you ever felt unsafe at work? Have you experienced or have you seen lateral violence and bullying in your workplace? Is the dynamic of nurses eating their young alive and well? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. Originally, I started off teaching self-defense courses for nurses. It was a fun and informative way to keep nurses safe in and out of the workplace. Every nurse should feel safe at work. Then I received multiple emails regarding not feeling safe in the workplace due to bullying and lateral violence. Then it happened...I became a victim myself...a victim of the toxic environment caused by a bully. I couldn't believe it, I taught nurses how to fend off attackers, I kept nurses safe, kept them aware. I was the tough one. This bullying incident almost destroyed my life and my career. I SWORE I WOULD NOT LET ANOTHER NURSE GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH. So here it is...a blog to support nursing students, new nurses, seasoned nurses and anyone who loves a nurse. We will talk about all things nursing and maybe learn or brush up on a skill or to. Lets stand together, support each other and change the culture one post at a time. We are nurses we are strong, together we are stronger.