How many male nurses work on your floor/unit? - page 3

We see more male nurses (RN/LPN/LVN) more often now. How many do you see? If you do not have male nurses working on your floor/unit, what comments would you like to note.... Read More

  1. by   JillRN
    We have one male nurse who is a blessing. They just don't seem to want to stay on med surg or specialty floors (Ours is a 27 bed Ortho unit). They prefer the units and then go on to CRNA or PA schooling. We do have several male "techs" which are technically traction techs, but they assist with so much more, turns, ambulation, feeds, etc. I would like to see more male nurses in the field. I am an RN and teach at an LPN school. Out of 54 students, we have one male.

  2. by   lady_jh_98
    2 male RN on the night shift
    1 male LPN on the day shift


    use agency nurses sometimes males
  3. by   live4today
    Quote from ruby vee
    eleven male nurses including my husband! icus and ers seem to have more male nurses.
    i agree! many of the males who are nurses tend to go for the trauma and critical care areas of the hospital. that's good, and yet sad at the same time because i'd like to work with more males who are nurses. i'd like to see more and more males go into nursing, and spread out more in the hospital...like more on med/surg and tele units where i usually work.
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Why was "0" not listed as a choice?

    None in my unit (med /surg). I'm the only male RN student there.
  5. by   Dana RN
    Where I work,MICU, we have no male nurses working at night .......there are 2 male RN's that work days.....one is a EWC (Every Weekend commitment) and the other is the week day charge nurse wed-fri days.....We had a EWC night shift RN male,but he was accepted into CRNA program last fall and is doing well very well
  6. by   mattsmom81
    Probably 50-60% of my coworkers on my unit schedule are male..some nights I am the only woman on duty in the unit with 5-6 guys (ICU). Critical care has a higher than average # of males compared to the rest of nursing I believe; they go into it for the high tech/high action stuff and also the higher respect level, IMHO.
  7. by   simao pt
    Unfortunatelly in my unit there's only one male nurse. Everytime a new nurse is expected all of us (females)cross our fingers and hope it will be a male nurse because, let's face it, it's so much fun! The working environment seems ligther and we can work and speak of different things (even if it's about cars and sports). I've worked in a unit where it was half males and half females and i really enjoied it.
    Even though, in my experience, they're usually more lasy.
  8. by   NursesRmofun
    I answered for my most recent job (now pretty much over) working in corrections where there are probably more men than a lot of other environments (in general) on average.
  9. by   mstigerlily
    There are none where I work (postpartum) and none on L&D either. We do have a few male unit secretaries (or as we call them 'administrative partners') but that's it.

    However, in the other units, particularly cardiac care, ICU and ER there are lots of male nurses.

    Melissa
  10. by   RoxanRN
    Currently, have 2 guys as RNs on the unit - 1 is a charge nurse, the other is a recent. Have 5 male nurse techs in various levels of nursing school - one graduates in a few weeks. Most plan to stay when they graduate.

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