Men or Women? who is a better nurse? - page 4

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   chandra
    I feel regardless of gender any one who has knoledge and puts in practice with compassion dedication and empathetic feeling is a good nurse
  2. by   eldernurse
    As a nurse, if I had to be a patient in the ER, I would want a nurse who was proficient in starting IV's, regardless of gender.

    I think the "art" of nursing, caring, truly caring for people has been priced out of nursing. A "good" nurse is one who is proficient in tasks. Here, men and women are equals.
  3. by   micro
    I just want a nurse that remembers the person behind the patient......................
    and skilled at what they do...................

    other than that...................

    eldernurse........short succinct and well said.....
  4. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of Texas

    Nurses are nurses are nurses are nurses. whether male or female, the jury is still out on aliens. Maybe we should ask Fox Mulder or Dana Scully That one

    keep it in the short grass yall
    teeituptom
  5. by   havok
    nurses were males at first...

    also of note: Flo Nightingales school forbid males to enroll!
  6. by   wrightgd
    As a male nurse, I can honestly say that I have had nothing but positive experiences in regard to gender difference... In nursing school, I think the instructors welcomed the males into the program... In the hospital, patients have been very accepting... Co-workers have been very accepting also... Gender is not the issue... As so many others have already said... IT'S COMPETENCE.

    If you are competent and caring, you will be a good nurse.

    George
  7. by   CelticNurse
    Originally posted by havok
    nurses were males at first...

    also of note: Flo Nightingales school forbid males to enroll!
    ......Umm, hate to bust that bubble but that has not been true for a good long while.

    How do I know this? Because my alma mater was the The Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery originally based at St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

    I was not the only male member of my qualifiying year.......and we were not the first.....
  8. by   mario_ragucci
    (humor)

    Good looking females make the best nurses. The best nurses are those that are over 5ft, 8in, have red hair, red lips and red fingernails and wear lots of Windsong perfume. Female nurses have the best eyes, and there for would make the best nurses. Females are genetically entrusted to create life within them, and to nurture life. There can be no question that women make the best nurses.

    I think not. :-) If you want to see the best nurses, yewd hafta look through their left apical area, and see how well , and to what, their diencephalon is connected to/with.
  9. by   havok
    Originally posted by CelticNurse


    ......Umm, hate to bust that bubble but that has not been true for a good long while.

    How do I know this? Because my alma mater was the The Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery originally based at St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

    I was not the only male member of my qualifiying year.......and we were not the first.....
    the original school DID forbid males. Check the tense of the message! Did I at any time refer to the CURRENT SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   donmurray
    present tense: forbid

    past tense: forbade
  11. by   micro
    will say it before and say it again........hehehehehehehe

    a nurse is a nurse is a nurse......

    as a fellow nurse or a patient.........
    I want the nurse that is proficient at what they do, focus on patient care(not magazine reading) and be able to get a smile from someone/patient even during the worst of situations.........and have a shoulder a mile wide for all that a nurse carries..................

    xx or xy.......................or sbg............
  12. by   rnoflabor2000
    Women, overall, make better caregivers than men, only because we have been doing it for centuries, it's ingrained in many. But a man that chooses the field, is by far a most spectacular person, because going against his instinct is a difficult thing to do. But just like anyone, we are all capable of crossing the gender line and preforming just as well as the opposite sex-if we have the talent to do so.
  13. by   Zhakrin
    Rn2000

    Are you implying that men do not instinctively have caring abilities. That women are the only sex to recieve these magicaly qualities upon birth? That any nuturing qualities that I may have develped were the product of something fundimentally in contrast to my basic animal insintict?

    That my being a male nurse is less NATRURAL that a woman picking this profession.

    FYI the only reason that the profession is a female dominated profession is because of social stereotypes that exsisted in the 19th and 20th century that limited women to only a handful of socially acceptable professions, nursing and teaching being the primary two.

    The only reason that more men are not in this profession is because of social stereotype, not due to a lack of ability to care.

    Men throughout history have engaged is professions that encourage enlightment, non agression, and caring of the vunerable.

    We have been priest, monks, social activists, provide nursing care long b4 the term was introdued, dispensed herbs to the sick and much more.

    And let me state that if women are so fundalmentally caring, made of suger & spice, why do they often create working enviroments that are so inhumanly hostile. The meanest, and nastiest comments and actions that i have witnessed have been commited by women against women.

    Also some of the biggest pissing contests I have seen have been between women who have tried to one up each other.

    Not to mention that some of the rudest, ego-driven people I have known are nurses who have developed Aphabet psychosis ( too many letters after their name goes right to their heads)

    This is not meant to bash women, only to point out that both sexes are just as capable to display a-hole tendoncies and that caring is not a trait inherant to one particular sex.

    to think otherwise is to label me abnormal.

    With:kiss for Rnoflabour2000,
    Zhakrin
    Last edit by Zhakrin on Apr 10, '02

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