Men or Women? who is a better nurse? - page 2

im student nurse... and one topic that we came across today in class is " who is a better nurse? men or women?" ... is it really true when they say women are more caring than men? For nurses that... Read More

  1. by   MitziK
    I agree with Suzy K, I'm curious mhyq_m3 how the question came about in class in the first place?
  2. by   joyrochelle
    susy k--> *whisper* what is a UAP??
  3. by   Q.
    UAP is "unlicensed assistive personnel"

    usually used in place of licensed nurses. Bad. Very bad.
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    I agree with all of what Suzy K has said! A good nurse is a good nurse regardless of gender! And I want an RN taking care of me in the hospital!
  5. by   nsmith_rn
    I think that is a really bad disscussion for your instructors to have brought up.
    No one gender is better then the other and I think that many of the other posters are right this detracts from the real issues in nursing......
    as long as we wag after each other's tails no real progress will be made......
  6. by   lever5
    I had a male instructor in my BSN program, He was mighty pleased when I wrote a paper on men in nursing. The history is really interesting stuff. Males were the first nurses.
  7. by   micro
    and in "war" who are the medics??????? men......okay, maybe now women and men........but men okay.........

    and micro is a woman(?????) last I looked.........

    I also thought we were past all that......but guess what if nurses eat our young, racism still exists, terrorism is terrorism.....then surprise there is still the prejudics and war of the sexes!!!!!!!!!


    personally if I or any of my loved ones are sick enough to need medical attention I want the 'bestest' nurses and doctors and respiratory therapists, etc. to take care of me/them.........
    male, female, alien, I don't care.........

    ????? at recent public cpr class, humility and is there any difference of giving chest compressions between women or men.......you know the old women have breasts concept...........

    gee.........kinda cute since ?????came from nonmedical person middle age guy trying to respect ladies modesty...........

    but my response was if I am dead, it doesn't matter.......if you find me out cold and you need to bare the chest do it......I am not going to remember anyway.....and if you save my life I am going to kiss you on the cheek at least and so will my husband.........

    I am not a nudist, but give me a break, if I need medical care, give me medical care!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ;-/
  8. by   Zhakrin
    My first nursing class ever...my first real exposure to university...first year....everyone in class is younger than me...I wondering if I made the right choice.........

    ...The professor enters and says........

    "I see that we have some males in the class..oh well...I've been told I have to teach them too!"

    ....The most motivating a-hole comment I have ever heard.
  9. by   pebbles
    Zhakrin, you should have reported that comment to your instructor's superiors in the faculty - that is unacceptable.
    If it had been a few female students and an Engineering class, it would have been an outrage. I think it's horrible that men are so oppressed in such an otherwise wonderful field of work.

    Again, gender roles hurt us all.
  10. by   Zhakrin
    1 Clinical Advisor with a Mental illness...............................$0
    10 eagar students.......................................... ............... $9999
    constinately yelled at and harassed.............................. ?????
    Students threatened........................................ ............. ?????
    Students breaking down in tears almost every shift.......?????
    1 advisor doing this for years......................................... ?????
    Amount of potentially good nurses lost.......................... ?????

    Failed second year.............................................. ...........$7,000
    Lost of 1 yr earning........................................... .............45,000
    Detroyed confidence........................................ ...............??????
    Three of four male students failed..................................??????
    Told by Clinical Advisor:

    "You have no business being in my profession!...I would have failed all four of you bastards if I could get away with it"

    Having Advisor suspended after taking her to the human rights board............................................. ........................PRICELESS
  11. by   bestblondRN
    Originally posted by Zhakrin
    1 Clinical Advisor with a Mental illness...............................$0
    10 eagar students.......................................... ............... $9999
    constinately yelled at and harassed.............................. ?????
    Students threatened........................................ ............. ?????
    Students breaking down in tears almost every shift.......?????
    1 advisor doing this for years......................................... ?????
    Amount of potentially good nurses lost.......................... ?????

    Failed second year.............................................. ...........$7,000
    Lost of 1 yr earning........................................... .............45,000
    Detroyed confidence........................................ ...............??????
    Three of four male students failed..................................??????
    Told by Clinical Advisor:

    "You have no business being in my profession!...I would have failed all four of you bastards if I could get away with it"

    Having Advisor suspended after taking her to the human rights board............................................. ........................PRICELESS
    Zhakrin--

    I am ROTFLMAO.....you guys did the best thing anyone could have done. It sounds like your clinical advisor has no business being in OUR profession. Good work
  12. by   micro
    ROFLMAO---------------

    MY other half is in nursing school.


    Good for you Zhakrin-------


    and no you didn't make a mistake
  13. by   Q.
    Originally posted by lever5
    I had a male instructor in my BSN program, He was mighty pleased when I wrote a paper on men in nursing. The history is really interesting stuff. Males were the first nurses.
    That's interesting. I just read in the history of how hospitals were formed in our country, before they were actually hospitals, that the first "nurse" so to speak were former female prison inmates or women who could not work anywhere else. They were placed in these "sick houses", such as the Poor House of New York City (which is now known as Johns Hopkins) to work by our government. This was before nursing was identified as a actual trade, and before such things as sterile technique were thought of.

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