Do CRNA programs favor male applicants? - page 2

Hey guys, I was looking over the AANA website when I noticed an interesting statistic, 43% of CRNAs are males. I would have expected that number to be much lower since only 8% of RNs are males, so... Read More

  1. Visit  DIGNOUT profile page
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    Quote from HannitizeYou
    Teiladay was just making a comment on how most men don't particularly like bedside nursing. He makes some generalizations true, but I agree with him to a certain degree. As a whole most men dont particularly enjoy cleaning up defectant, performing bed baths, making the beds, etc - In nursing it seems as though you cant give your honest opinion without some academic type jumping down your throat about not being "sensitive". I mean if you don't like to do those things, its your perogative. I am assuming that the reason why someone who doesn't like to do those things does them is because it is their job and they are getting paid, in absence of the later fact I dont believe many men would volunteer to change sheets, creating perfect little corners in the process while simultaneously give the "perfect bed bath". In my opinion, bedside nursing is more of a feminine type of field - more of a "caregiver" type of thing. Traditionally the caregiver throughout time has always been the woman. Maybe it is the same thing for Gay Males, I dont know because I am not gay. As a 100% straight male, and proud straight male btw, I can understand where Teiladay is coming from. I mean I don't agree with everything he says, but I do agree with a large portion of it.

    Sean
    To say sexual orientation has anything to do with caregiver roles, feminity, etc. is wrong. Try not to make such judgements when you haven't the "homosexual experience" to back up your suppositions.

    Furthermore, whether a bedside nurse or CRNA, we are all still nurses. We took that obligation and role, if you will, when we "signed up" for this profession. Those of us who are CRNAs have done our time at the bedside, and those of us who are bedside nurses enjoy what we do. I venture to say our female counterparts do not enjoy cleaning excrement either (please speak up), and your belief they do again shows your ignorance (since you are 100% male and haven't any experience as a female, true?).

    Generalizations and stereotypes crack me up. I don't enjoy poop, but I love ICU nursing. I, too, like anesthesia. I happen to be homosexual, but not feminine. Are there coincedences among any of these trends? Sure. Any relationship to my gender and orientation and being a caregiver? Nope. They are purely coincedental. As CRNAs, SRNAs, and those interested in the specialty, let's base our info on fact and not what we think is the case. Fact: a greater percentage of men are in anesthesia than in the traditional bedside role. Our motivations vary. Period.
    Last edit by Tweety on Aug 27, '07 : Reason: flame removed
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  3. Visit  JayBigger profile page
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    Quote from DIGNOUT
    Generalizations and stereotypes crack me up. I don't enjoy poop, but I love ICU nursing. I, too, like anesthesia. I happen to be homosexual, but not feminine. Are there coincedences among any of these trends? Sure. Any relationship to my gender and orientation and being a caregiver? Nope. They are purely coincedental.
    If one has an abnormal mental, state because of which he chooses the opposite of every normal man on the planet, does that make him crazy?

    If so, should his opinion of himself and the world around him hold any value to us?

    So, If a crazy man does not know he is crazy, then does acknowledging that you are crazy make you sane?

    Enough said...
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    Quote from JayBigger
    If one has an abnormal mental, state because of which he chooses the opposite of every normal man on the planet, does that make him crazy?
    If so, should his opinion of himself and the world around him hold any value to us?

    So, If a crazy man does not know he is crazy, then does acknowledging that you are crazy make you sane?


    Enough said...
    Your about 4 years late
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