Male vs. Female Nurses

  1. 0 Does anyone have any particular opinions on whether a male or female does a better job of nursing? If so, what makes the difference, either way.
  2. Visit  R. J. profile page

    About R. J.

    45 Years Old; Joined Apr '02; Posts: 7.

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  3. Visit  lever5 profile page
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    Get over it!! There is no difference. Most males are good and most females are good. There are a few of each that are bad. Sex makes no difference in what a nurse brings to the bedside.
    Equinox_93 likes this.
  4. Visit  R. J. profile page
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    Then why does it seem that males are quicker to get into programs and to get hired? No offense, please don't flame...
  5. Visit  ageless profile page
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    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.
  6. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    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!
  7. Visit  micro profile page
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    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.............
  8. Visit  P_RN profile page
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    I didn't work with men. I didn't work with women. I worked with NURSES.
    Jerlick, LesMonsterRN, RNMom2010, and 3 others like this.
  9. Visit  kaycee profile page
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    Ditto, what P_RN said!
    Roy Fokker likes this.
  10. Visit  RNforLongTime profile page
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    Gender doesn't make one bit of a difference. There are good male nurses and bad male nurses just as there are good female nurses and bad female nurses.
  11. Visit  semstr profile page
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    Ditto, as Kaknurse stated.
  12. Visit  kewlnurse profile page
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    Originally posted by R. J.
    Then why does it seem that males are quicker to get into programs and to get hired? No offense, please don't flame...
    Cuz we are a minority and schools/business's are afraid of lawsuits of discrimination if they don't hire us.
    Batman24 likes this.
  13. Visit  nurs4kids profile page
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    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.
  14. Visit  lever5 profile page
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    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.


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