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  1. i am a guy trying to go for my master in nursing, but my girlfriend said that she does not like nursing because it is for ladies /Females. Please what do you say.
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  3. by   cindyln
    I say you need another girlfriend and go with what you want.Nursing is for males and females.
  4. by   TNcanNURSE
    I say that you should do what you are interested in. It isn't fair for her to start judging you negatively based on what occupation you choose. If my husband wanted to be a nurse then a nurse he would be. She should support you in whatever you choose.
  5. by   altomga
    I agree with Cindy......you need a new girlfriend. She saying a lot about how she feels for you if she is saying nursing is for females only. Nursing is a job for both sexes. Some of the most macho men I know are nurses and darn good ones too!! We can't afford to lose another "nurse" period b/c his/her girlfriend doesn't like the job! Do what you want, follow your dream no partner is worth not following your heart's desire.
    Good luck....you will always have SUPPORT here!!!!
  6. by   TNcanNURSE
    Maybe she would be if happier if you took a nice "manly" job........Most garbage truck drivers are men, full service station attendants are usually men, how about a job at the local topless club as a bouncer? They're usually men also.

    I'm just kidding!
  7. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by charlescisco
    i am a guy trying to go for my master in nursing, but my girlfriend said that she does not like nursing because it is for ladies /Females. Please what do you say.
    Uh, if you're looking at getting your Master's, I'm assuming you already have a Bachelor's in Nursing. That seems a little late for your girldfriend to start objecting. Are you supposed to throw away not only your career but a 4-year degree to conform to her sexist, stereotypical, and incredibly outdated ideas of what a "real man" does?

    I can't even begin to count all the ways that is f'ed up. Not only do you need a new girlfriend, you need a smarter one. Perhaps you could find one in grad school.
  8. by   Lpn2be
    You have to go with what is in your heart and what makes you happy. Don't let a girlfriend stand in your way.
  9. by   melsay
    I'm w/ the rest of em. Get a new g/f. Ever stop to think she may be trying to discourage you b/c nursing is made up of 85% FEMALES, and she feels insecure about you being around mostly women all day? HMMMM......just a thought, I still say give her the boot
  10. by   l.rae
    ditch the chick.....imo...........LR
  11. by   CANRN
    Originally posted by charlescisco
    i am a guy trying to go for my master in nursing, but my girlfriend said that she does not like nursing because it is for ladies /Females. Please what do you say.
    DANG!!! I better tell my brother!! He's a nurse!

    Seriously, Nursing is not gender specific. As a matter of fact, there are few professions anymore that are.

    I work with several male nurses and it's great!

    Cindy
  12. by   baseline
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Uh, if you're looking at getting your Master's, I'm assuming you already have a Bachelor's in Nursing. That seems a little late for your girldfriend to start objecting. Are you supposed to throw away not only your career but a 4-year degree to conform to her sexist, stereotypical, and incredibly outdated ideas of what a "real man" does?

    I can't even begin to count all the ways that is f'ed up. Not only do you need a new girlfriend, you need a smarter one. Perhaps you could find one in grad school.
    Yep
  13. by   sanakruz
    Dump her.
    Unless she's a manicurist. Then you two can have your nails done together after work and you'll have something to talk about.:imbar
    Last edit by sanakruz on Feb 8, '03
  14. by   panda_181
    Why would you want to stay with someone that is so unsupportive of your dreams? Isn't that what a real relationship is all about...helping each other reach your potential?

    Amanda

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