7.5% Male; 4 % Fem new nurses dropped out of nursing within four years of graduation - page 5

forwarded by psna listserve. joanne laviglio from the associated press would like to interview a male, registered nurse working in a hospital setting today regarding the just released university... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    Originally posted by FTell001
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    One other thing....correct me if I"m wrong here but the ADRN's and the BSNRN's sit in the same room at boards time?
    Thumbs up on this one! When will the world get it on this fact? :chuckle
  2. by   live4today
    Originally posted by fergus51
    ................Not the BSN DEBATE!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    (going to hide now until it blows over)
    Me too....................
  3. by   fergus51
    I can't belive it's still going. This whole debate is over in my neck of the woods. Our students this year are the last that can bridge out with Diplomas.

    As for changing the name.... I don't like that at all. I understand why people would want to, but it annoys me that we have to make something less "female" for it to be attractive to men. I never heard about attorneys or doctors talk about changing their name to attract more women. Why? Because it shows our inherrant belief than it is good for women to want to be in masculine fields but not for men to be in feminine fields because there is something inferior about femininity. Does that make any sense?
  4. by   shodobe
    Sorry about that! Never again will it pass from between my ears. Just to many Oreos on a long weekend, the sugar you know. Mike
  5. by   mario_ragucci
    Well, lol, im looking forward to my life as an RN. Really. I love to work with my hands, and this is it. I like helping people and engaging my brain. The little hassles from hungry nurses pales in comparision to all the positives. I'm happy to say this. Goodness and life to all the RN's because we/you are on the cutting edge of life. Amen
  6. by   JimB
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    I say the reasons nurses are leaving is over work underpaided high acuity of patients increased work load and lack of respect as a profession. also some men leave do to discrimination, which i think is getting a little better in some areas.
    I've been a nurse in one way or another since 1976. Started in the military, and have been civilian since 78. Some discrimination early in my career. But for the most part, have been well recieved. The pay could be better,but I also like that I have been able to get a job nearly everywhere I went with little or no waiting. Of course now I'm over 40 and my knees are arthritic. I need to work several more years. The administrators are now busilly saying that I'm not worth as much as young and dumb grads that are coming through the door(in truth, some are not so dumb, but inexperienced, some will never learn). Who winds up showing them how to deal with the loads we deal with now? It isn't a gender thing, however males tend not to put up with the B.S. as long as females are willing too. Especially if there is another way to go. I must be stupid since I didn't go to PA school or anesthesia school. I just kept working at what I do.
  7. by   schrandt
    Also.....I don't even think I qualify as a 'Baby Boomer' anyway....come to think of it....aren't 'Baby Boomer's' in their mid-fifties and early sixties??? :chuckle
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    Sorry to burst your bubble Renee, but I am 46, a Boomer and proud of it. Actually, at age 46 we are in the tail end of the Boomer spectrum. My husband at age 55 is closer to the top end.
    Sherri
  8. by   mario_ragucci
    I was born on the cusp of baby boomers, in 1964.
  9. by   micro
    boomer here.....

    some days I don't like what I do......
    BUT MOST DAYS I LOVE WHAT I DO......

    grandfather me in, if BSN is required, because I may get a certification here or there, and of course continuing education of my choosing, but if I get a Bachelor's, I do not think it will be in nursing.....

    been there and done that......

    still don't know what I want to be when I grow up :-)

    micro
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by schrandt
    Also.....I don't even think I qualify as a 'Baby Boomer' anyway....come to think of it....aren't 'Baby Boomer's' in their mid-fifties and early sixties??? :chuckle
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    Sorry to burst your bubble Renee, but I am 46, a Boomer and proud of it. Actually, at age 46 we are in the tail end of the Boomer spectrum. My husband at age 55 is closer to the top end.
    Sherri
    WEll thank ya very much for filling me in on that historical fact, Sherri! :chuckle Alrighty then......guess I am in the MIDDLE of the "Baby Boomer" Generation. :chuckle

    I had no idea since I don't follow feminist movements, or the attitude of "It's my life I'll live it like I please with no regards to anyone else" mentality.......what else did those Baby Boomers get into back in the day? Whatever they did.......sure screwed up their generation of kids because they weren't doing very much REAL parenting from what I heard. Fill me in on this.....I'm interested in learning about it. Really I am.
  11. by   ddog
    What a depressing topic. I have started all of my college prep classes with a goal of getting into nursing school in the next three years after I finish all of my non nursing courses. I'm a male in my mid fourties and looking at a serious career change and challenge. I guess I don't know much about the profession yet, but I hope to enjoy my new vocation. Going to CNA right now to kind of get a feel for all of it. See you! Guy
  12. by   Youda
    Originally posted by sjoe
    The AP better hurry up or there won't be any left to interview.

    Now I guess the next step to is to set up committees and study groups to assess whether nurses are really dissatisfied or not, whether male nurses are more or less dissatisfied than women nurses, whether 2 + 2 = 4, etc.
    sjoe, you just made my day! Like, DUH! Hasn't anyone been listening? Hello? Hello? The STUDIES are actually showing what nurses have been saying for years? OMG! That's just amazing! Wow! DUH!
  13. by   sjoe
    ddog--I would suggest you meet some current male RNs for coffee/drinks/whatever to learn what their experiences have been and any suggestions they may have for you.

    doing that myself years ago generated my signature:

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