Men Nurses ??? - page 3

I am confident in myself & my abilities, but I am curious on the publics view on men nurses in general > fellow employees, hospitals, patients, etc., any opinions ??? Pete :rolleyes:... Read More

  1. by   Miamipete001
    I am extremely happy to hear all the positive and some interesting points, everyone is making. It has definitly inspired me more and allowing to think and advance my mind more.............Thanks !!!!

    I currently started volunteering in a large hospital, and I am assigned to the ER. I am looking to employ myself, in and entry level position as a ED Tech or CNA.

    I am in the process of getting certified. (CNA) I think I would like to work as a CNA, in the ER. Does it exist ? and any points and/or opinions ??? I like the ER..........

    And what usually are some responsibilities of a CNA ????

    Thanks in Advance..............

    Pete
  2. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Pete:
    <STRONG> I am extremely happy to hear all the positive and some interesting points, everyone is making. It has definitly inspired me more and allowing to think and advance my mind more.............Thanks !!!!

    I currently started volunteering in a large hospital, and I am assigned to the ER. I am looking to employ myself, in and entry level position as a ED Tech or CNA.

    I am in the process of getting certified. (CNA) I think I would like to work as a CNA, in the ER. Does it exist ? and any points and/or opinions ??? I like the ER..........

    And what usually are some responsibilities of a CNA ????

    Thanks in Advance..............

    Pete </STRONG>
    Hi Pete,

    Congrats on going for your CNA! I have seen many CNAs, Techs in the ER. They skills and responsibilities varied with the hospitals. But some were able to do treatments, apply splints, draw blood, obtain Vital Signs, do EKGs, etc. It just depends on the hospital. I know a OB/GYN who started out as an orderly, then LPN, then RN, and finally MD. I wish you the best in whatever path you choose.

    Brownie
  3. by   CEN35
    Pete......

    Just Go for it!

  4. by   kennedyj
    I am a male nurse and am about 1/3 the way through my degree to be a certified nurse midwife and ob/gyn nurse practitioner. I enjoyed the ER/ trauma but family nurse practitioners are becoming over saturated at least in the military. Midwives are in demand and there are few male. I have a daughter and like women so I guess Im covered on the homophobic part. I would like to have a practice with a couple of ob/gyn docs someday and most of the physicians are male. so go figure.

    While working labor and delivery and the ob/gyn clinic I rarely have encounters where people feel uncomfortable. I think if you present yourself well in a friendly professional manner patients will be ok with you. Especially if you are doing a pap smear or breast exam.
    Jared

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