I am elated to see more men entering the field of nursing. I see it as an opportunity for salary increases. Unfortunately, our society has a long way to go in equality. Curiously enough, men are still seen as the primary breadwinners and women work to suppliment the family income...when men enter the profession in greater numbers...respect, benefits, and salaries will most likely increase. I did not say I like it, just my opinion based on my life experience.
I cannot fathom why GENDER should make a difference. I see good and not-so-good nurses all over. Male, female, who cares? As long as that person is compassionate, caring and also COMPETENT; that is the nurse I want at MY side in my work situation. I agree w/the above poster: GET OVER IT!
if I am sick, just give me someone that divulges their attention to me, the patient.............with their skill, expertise, and knowledge.................gender truly makes no difference here.............
Is someone trying to start another mud slinging thread??
There is NO difference between the ability of the sexes. The difference comes in personality and desire. I work with good and bad in both sexes. Differences are not drawn along lines of gender.
I recall a recent poster, a male, fussing because he was going to have to wait three years to get into the nursing program at his school...
so, you're observation on males getting in easier is also false.
Just a thought,....sociatal pressure on males.... to be the breadwinner, to lead, a family, a church, may make them aim for the top. I do know a lot of males start out at the bedside, but have goals that will take them into management, or another specialty that pays better. We all know that as it stands, there is not adaquate compensation to support a family in comfort with bedside nursing. Those that do stay, must truly be the people that love doing bedside nursing and are treasures to work with. There are also females that are putting in their required years at the bedside before moving to another, better paying job.