Male nurses - page 5

I was just wondering, since male nurses are becoming more visible in the work force, how do they seem to working out as far as being co workers. Also what do see for the future men in nursing? What... Read More

  1. by   Jenny P
    Oldrat20, I agree 100% with your post! I've worked with straights, gays, bi's, and a few ??? and it doesn't matter a spit what their sexual orientation is or their gender. We are all NURSES!!! I've worked with some really great nurses over the years; and also some not so great; but it's like life in general: some people like what they do and some don't. If a person likes their work; they are successful at it; if they don't they will make their workplace less enjoyable- or even downright miserable. And I don't think gender has anything to do with it.
  2. by   EXOTIC NURSE
    I like working with male nurses very much they do not have issues like female nurses do. But I like working with anyone that is willing to work and be a team player.
  3. by   135ctv
    I prefer working for a mixture of male and female nurses. Males overall seem to be more task oriented and better team players. Females tend to whine and complain more. I always prefer seeing some males on a shift to all females.

    I don't like to generalize. I have worked for many female nurse who were very organized and professional and some males who were lazy and complained, but overall I would prefer that some of the nurses on my shift be male.
  4. by   MHN
    bradley, as one of those older married males maybe some of them do have chips on their shoulders caused by yrs of descrimination by others in the proffession e.g ?s about your sexual preference ?s that the girls would usually not be asked.Expectations that as a male you are stronger and expected to lift the heavier patients by your female counterparts not considering the fact that you get paid the same salary as them .

    As far as i am concerned I am a nurse first.I am a nurse who just happens to be a male.I am not a male nurse (don't know what a male nurse does,do they just look after males?)

    Bradley if improvements are to be made these should cover all nurses regardless of their gender.
  5. by   gpip
    mhn,
    I completely agree I am not a male nurse, but a nurse who just happens to be a man. In nursing school I delt with a few nurses at some of the facilities I did clinical rotations at who out and out told me men did not belong in nursing , the reason being we were taking jobs away from women who needed them. My first thought was what a bunch of c#@p. I was there to learn a profession and that is what I did.
  6. by   wildhoney
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci

    I AM Male Nurse
    Verse 1
    I am male-nurse, hear me roar__ in num-bers too big to ig-nore,__
    and I know too much to go__ back to pre-tend____
    'cause I've heard it all be-fore__ and I've been down there on the floor,__
    no one's ev-er gon-na keep__ me down a - gain.

    Chorus
    Oh,___Yes, I am wise__ but it's wis - dom born of pain.____
    Yes, I paid the price___ but look how much__ I gained.__
    If I have to__ I can__ do an - y- thing.__
    I am strong,____ I am in-vin-ci-ble,__ I am male-nurse._____

    Verse 2
    You can bend but nev-er break__ me 'cause it on - ly serves to make__
    me more de - ter-mined to a-chieve my fi - nal goal,___
    And I come back e-ven strong-er, not a nov-ice an-y long-er,
    'cause you've deep-ened the con-vic - tion in my soul.

    Chorus
    Oh,___Yes, I am wise__ but it's wis - dom born of pain.____
    Yes, I paid the price___ but look how much__ I gained.__
    If I have to__ I can__ do an - y- thing.__
    I am strong,____ I am in-vin-ci-ble,__ I am male-nurse._____

    Verse 3
    I am male-nurse, watch me grow___ see me stand-ing toe to toe___
    as I spread my lov - in' arms_ a-cross the land,____
    But I'm still an em-bry - o_____ with a long, long way to go______
    un - 'til I make my sister un - der - stand.

    Chorus
    Oh,___Yes, I am wise__ but it's wis - dom born of pain.____
    Yes, I paid the price___ but look how much__ I gained.__
    If I have to__ I can__ do an - y- thing.__
    I am strong,____ I am in-vin-ci-ble,__ I am male-nurse!_____
    I am male-nurse!_____ I am male-nurse!_____


    Sorry Helen Reddy - it's time for a change!!!!!



    LOL! Thanks for making my Sunday night! :roll
  7. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of texas
    Well Bradley, Im one of those older male rns with a large family. My wife and I are raising our seventh child, hell if I know why. But Ive been a "male" nurse for a quarter of a century now. Ive worked OR, Floor, L and D, ICU, CCU, and the last 14 in ER. I can honestly say my wife has had more problems than me, in regards to my profession. People she meets say, " your married to a male nurse". She says Yes, and Ive supported her fairly well. In fact she gets a kick out of it. As far as working with female nurses, they are just fine. I dont know what youve been told by your friends, but I have no problem working with anybody. If I can golf with anybody, then I can work with anybody. Shuckins Ive even been known to golf with republican lawyers, Thats really scraping the bottom of the barrel in the life chain.
    So all I can say Bradley is hang in there, be yourself, do your job, and smile, smile, smile.
    Stay in the saddle partnuh
    keep it in the short grass
    teeituptom
  8. by   RoaminHankRN
    http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20020317jobs2.asp

    Seems congress and our fearless leaders are concerned with loan repayment, scholarships, more nursing students, etc. What about the ones working. Who is pushing for more pay. Article brings up an interesting point about getting more males in the profession to inrease the salaries. Something is not working right now.

    Your thoughts?
  9. by   Tim-GNP
    Mario:

    I just don't think that the new picture looks anything like you
  10. by   Panda
    14 [font=courier new]arial indigo umm what pic? lol
  11. by   mario_ragucci
    It is me. I am the sun. I am always spewing high energy particles, and it's easiest to see me in the hydrogen spectra.
    :-0
  12. by   mattsmom81
    I've been fortunate to work with some wonderful nurses, of both male and female variety!

    I know guys get tired of sexual preference questions and egghell walking around manipulative primadonas (coworkers and patients alike) looking for a sexual harassment suit. I know 2 who were submarined by b*tchy females recently in this way and unfairly IMO. Not all females are wunnerful human beings....

    A male nurse has to keep his ears up for sure, but most of us lady nurses like ya just fine if you're a proficient, caring team player.

    Maybe more guy nurses will drive our pay and benefits up----I wouldn't doubt that. Sad but true; in this 'man's world' female dominated professions command less compensation...

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