Is there a need for more male nurses? - page 7

As a new LPN graduate I constantly here "Congratulations, we need more male nurses." & "As a man most employers will hire you on the spot!"..... But it has been my clinical experience that there was... Read More

  1. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from teeituptom
    the best way to get men into nursing is what attracted me in the beginning decades ago, Back when nurses were wearing whites and caps and all, of course mini skirts were the thing so Nurses with miniskirted white uniforms just had me all in a Tizzy, so I went into nursing to meet all those cute little nurses, blondes, brunettes, redheads, when I chose to go into nursing I didnt think about money or credibility at all. Just beautifull women
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahhaha!

    Liked it!

    Then by all means check out Darryl Hannah in "Kill Bill Vol. I." 'Nough said.
  2. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from reddgott
    ii's thanks for the welcome. can we agree to disagree, and get along? :kiss
    absolutely!

    hey, we're merely having friendly chats here. all you folks have helped me a lot in the brief time i've been around. hope it can be said i've been able to, or may be able to, return the favor.

    everyone should be made to feel like they can present their opinions and rationales.

    virtual peace pipe goes out to my special bud now, ktwlpn.
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from LarryG
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahhaha!

    Liked it!

    Then by all means check out Darryl Hannah in "Kill Bill Vol. I." 'Nough said.


    Who is Darryl Hannah
  4. by   catcolalex
    ok, lets be serious for a minute, we all know that the real reason there is a need for more male nurses is because of underused male bathrooms. the only thing we're good at is peeing standing up.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from teeituptom
    Who is Darryl Hannah
    Oooops! (But c'mon, now, man! Was pretty close. And perfect phonetics! )

    Daryl.
  6. by   karenG
    Quote from teeituptom
    the best way to get men into nursing is what attracted me in the beginning decades ago, Back when nurses were wearing whites and caps and all, of course mini skirts were the thing so Nurses with miniskirted white uniforms just had me all in a Tizzy, so I went into nursing to meet all those cute little nurses, blondes, brunettes, redheads, when I chose to go into nursing I didnt think about money or credibility at all. Just beautifull women


    when I was a student nurse... it used to be said the we went man hunting in packs!!! we'd have found you........!!!

    oh memories of going on duty at 7am with no sleep and still drunk!!! wouldnt happen now of course!!!!!

    Karen
  7. by   teeituptom
    Quote from karenG


    when I was a student nurse... it used to be said the we went man hunting in packs!!! we'd have found you........!!!

    oh memories of going on duty at 7am with no sleep and still drunk!!! wouldnt happen now of course!!!!!

    Karen

    Those were the days
  8. by   agent
    Quote from tmiller027
    Interesting. When I worked in law enforcement, my best friend was a female officer who constantly heard how women should not be cops. She was an excellent officer, so I'm not sure what the problem was.

    I think in ANY profession diversity is a good thing. You give the public, patients, clients or whatever a better variety of service the more different types of people from different backgrounds that you have. It can only make that field better.
    Excellent response

    I am going into nursing and I've personally heard the same exact thing the OP is hearing many many times.

    I don't fault him for asking LOL
  9. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from LarryG
    Absolutely!

    Hey, we're merely having friendly chats here. All you folks have helped me a lot in the brief time I've been around. Hope it can be said I've been able to, or may be able to, return the favor.

    Everyone should be made to feel like they can present their opinions and rationales.

    Virtual peace pipe goes out to my special bud now, ktwlpn.
    Special buds in a peace pipe? For me? oooops :imbar ...I misunderstood the post.......anyhoo-----fellas-Glad to have you in nursing-----just please don't dribble on the toilet seat,ok?
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from ktwlpn
    Special buds in a peace pipe? For me? oooops :imbar ...I misunderstood the post.......anyhoo-----fellas-Glad to have you in nursing-----just please don't dribble on the toilet seat,ok?

    I remember those days also, decades ago
  11. by   purplemania
    There is a need for more good nurses. Gender, age, height, color---just variations on a theme. We need good nurses.
  12. by   vemiliob
    I have no idea if more male nurses are required but certainly male nurses are better seen on certain fields than others.

    There are far more male Obstetricians than female and more male gynecologists than female as well. However male nurses are not well seen on those fields. I found trouble trying get in peds, NICU, NB reception, in many Institutions, even in my own one.

    Honestly I have no idea of how things work on US, I had only two American-Army-Nurses in Frankfurt Germany, they were frontal, honest, serious, and mature. But they could be not a pattern but an exception instead, who knows?
    In my local experience I met many female nurses like that, however many ?sharpen-tong? coworkers too. I mean, many ?poisonous-sharpen-tong ladies? wearing a nurse uniform.

    When my chief called me to introduce me to the nursing staff, he told me he needed more male to balance the energy because the things in between (female nurses) were out of control.
    You have a multinational Nursing-staff, may be someone of yours could make it clear for me, I would really appreciate to know about that.
    Last edit by vemiliob on Jun 3, '04
  13. by   MichaelSSSS
    The nursing industry doesn't need more male nurses - it'sjust nice that the ladies have found it in thier hearts to let us join up!
    Thanks

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