Do male nurses get discrinimated against in employment?

  1. Hello. I am a guy and I am going to LPN school. I know that nursing is considered a female occupation. Do guys get discriminated against in hiring?
    Last edit by hopefully on Feb 23, '04
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  3. by   edib1
    Quote from hopefully
    Hello. I am a guy and I am going to LPN school. I know that nursing is considered a female occupation. Do guys get discriminated against in hiring?
    [font=Lucida Sans Unicode]IN ALL HONESTY YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW MANY MALES ARE ENTERING THE NURSING FIELD. I HAVE WORKED WITH SOME WONDERFUL MALE NURSES. I ENJOY IT. IT HELPS TO BALANCE ALL OF THE ESTROGEN IN THE HOSPITAL. JUST BE PREPARED TO WORK WITH WOMEN. I FOUND THAT THERE WERE MORE MEN IN THE EMERGENCY SEETING AS OPPOSED TO MED/SURG. EITHER WAY I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYONE COMPLAIN ABOUT MALE NURSES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE TURNED DOWN EITHER. YOU WILL BE FINE YOUR EDUCATION COMES BEFORE YOUR GENDER.
    [font=Lucida Sans Unicode]DONT WORRY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND A JOB JUST AS A WOMAN WOULD.
    [font=Lucida Sans Unicode] GOD LUCK IN SCHOOL
    [font=Lucida Sans Unicode] EDIB1
  4. by   sjoe
    Check out a few threads and you will find that a number of men report they have been discriminated against in ways such as:

    being given the heavy lifting

    not assigned to L&D if this is what they want to do

    not being offered jobs because they might not "fit in"

    allowing patients to request women nurses instead of them, and management going along with this

    etc.

    Others have reported no discrimination, or else discrimination in men's favor

    So, it seems it depends a lot on one's attitude, one's specialty, and where one works.

    My suggestion? Pay close attention to this motto:

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