Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money - page 2

Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace, Census Bureau Reports The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown... Read More

  1. Visit  workingharder profile page
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    Within +/- 3%, 91% of studies are statistically meaningless.
  2. Visit  DebblesRN profile page
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    I was using an example. If you compared the salaries of a single man who has full custody of his child to a single woman who has full custody of her child, I bet the salary Is the same as well. The people who make these observations that men make more than women do not take into account that women have childcare responsibilities. If the studies were adjusted to reflect that difference, do you really think that there would be as big a disparity??

    Keep in mind, also--they are not checking how much money a person is making an hour, they are asking the average yearly salary. If you compare that, there probably WILL be a difference. This study does not take into account shift differentials, bonuses, charge nurse pay, etc. It only takes the annual pay. It seems kind of silly to do that when we all know there will be a difference between the night shift and the day shift salaries. plus weekend diff. If a male nurse makes more than me and we have the same experience, educational background, and rate of pay, it is likely to be because he is working more hours, or because he is getting a shift differential that I am not getting and that would be due to my PERSONAL choices, not because he is a man.
  3. Visit  Pets to People profile page
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    Quote from CannondaleRN
    It has been my experience that male nurses are promoted more quickly & consistently than female nurses.
    This probably has something to do with this:

    Quote from MN-Nurse
    I pick up more shifts, work more overtime, take fewer voluntary days off....I tend to get pregnant far less often than my sisters in arms.
  4. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from DebblesRN
    I also egree with a previous poster that regional salaries need to be taken into consideration because rates of pay throughout the country increase and decrease due to cost of living.
    *** Really? You believe that nurses are paid more or less in different parts of the country cause the cost of living in higher or lower in those areas?
  5. Visit  evolvingrn profile page
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    Yep.........i make less than some of the men i work with because i don't want to work 72 hours a pp...............no thank you. i will stick to less hours........
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  6. Visit  double_minority profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** Really? You believe that nurses are paid more or less in different parts of the country cause the cost of living in higher or lower in those areas?
    LOL! Subtile..
  7. Visit  hearts895, RN BSN profile page
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    I'm not a feminist-activist type, but from what I've seen there is definitely a glass escalator for men in nursing, no doubt about it. Personally, during a student internship, I (along with most of the other females) was placed on one of the general floors (still a very busy floor & a great learning experience) while nearly everyone placed in the ICUs was male. I came to learn that many of them didn't have the grades or experience I did, however they were fast tracked into the ICU. Since the ICU often enables a faster track into CRNA and NP schools, it stands to reason men will earn more. This is just my personal experience and I'm not bitter about it, however my nursing school friends and I have noted that men always make it to the better paying positions a little faster than the rest of us. However, nearly every single male RN I've met is hardworking, smart, and dedicated, so their success is well deserved. It would be nice to see a little more equality overall for us girls though.
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  8. Visit  DebblesRN profile page
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    ummmm, that's a common fact, but evidently you didn't understand my sentence, or took it out of context.

    I'm choosing to believe that, because otherwise, I am thinking you and another poster are basically saying I'm an idiot, and that's not cool.
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  9. Visit  nisteber profile page
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    I'm doing an ADN TO BSN program right now. One of my professors wrote an article on how therapeutic massage lessons pain levels in the ER. Haha! Who has time to massage somebody in the ER! Are you kidding me. She just wanted to put that ole doctorate on paper and flash it around. Jeeeze. What a important article, NOT
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  10. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from DebblesRN
    ummmm, that's a common fact, but evidently you didn't understand my sentence, or took it out of context.

    I'm choosing to believe that, because otherwise, I am thinking you and another poster are basically saying I'm an idiot, and that's not cool.
    *** Falling victim to false propaganda from what SHOULD be a reliable source doesn't make anyone an idiot. I would never suggest ANYONE is an idiot based on a 2 or 3 message interaction. I was not saying you are an idiot and if I came across that way I apologise.
  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Maria L, BSN
    I'm not a feminist-activist type, but from what I've seen there is definitely a glass escalator for men in nursing, no doubt about it. Personally, during a student internship, I (along with most of the other females) was placed on one of the general floors (still a very busy floor & a great learning experience) while nearly everyone placed in the ICUs was male. I came to learn that many of them didn't have the grades or experience I did, however they were fast tracked into the ICU. Since the ICU often enables a faster track into CRNA and NP schools, it stands to reason men will earn more. This is just my personal experience and I'm not bitter about it, however my nursing school friends and I have noted that men always make it to the better paying positions a little faster than the rest of us. However, nearly every single male RN I've met is hardworking, smart, and dedicated, so their success is well deserved. It would be nice to see a little more equality overall for us girls though.
    *** I agree with you. I was the only male in my nursing school. When we went to clinicals there was one available spot for a student in ICU (small hospital) and I was given it. I know that several others had asked for it. I did have the grades and had a lot of experience as an army medic, paramedic, and LPN so that may be why I got the ICU slot but it didn't appear that way to the female students. There was a moderate amount of complaining and a small amount of true bitterness demonstrated.
    That ICU clinical played a roll in my getting into a 9 month Critical Care Nurse Residency program as a new grad. That job got me several very lucrative travel positions, and later a really fun job on a mobil intensive care ambulance (ground and air). That job got me the very high paying and fun full time Rapid Response gig I have now.
    Must be cause of my sex. That is a little disapointing as I though I had gotten here on my merits.
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  12. Visit  wellnessnow profile page
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    One place I have found where female nurses make more money is when they are entrepreneurs. Women have more skills when it comes to relationship building, so have an advantage when they want to try a different path in using their nursing skills. Women on my team are more coachable too!
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  13. Visit  Good Morning, Gil profile page
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    Also, men are more likely to negotiate their pay than women are.

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