Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money - page 3

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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 over the last several decades,... Read More


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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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    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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    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.
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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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    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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    Also, men are more likely to negotiate their pay than women are.
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    I am not really sure what you are taking issue with here. But here is a link to the Bureau of Labor statistics. Some areas--indeed pay more than others. If it costs more to live there, wages go up to compensate.

    Registered Nurses*


    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** 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.
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    Sounds like a bunch of crap...
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    I read an article about this recently, and while there are gender factors indicated, I think that all in all, male nurses are on par with female nurses. As previous posters have said, there are other considerations like location, ability to work longer hours (in many cases), and the jobs themselves.
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    I make nearly 30% more than other nurses where I work. But I believe that is due to my specialty and not the fact that I am male.


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