To Male Nurses! - page 4
O.K., men, I've got a couple of questions to ask you! First a little history. I was asked by the vice-president of nursing (a female, by the way), along with a few other male nurses who work at... Read More
Jan 4, '03Originally posted by JTOD
i also think that male nurses are much better and can handle the pressures better and patients both male and female feel alot more secure with a male nurse cause some of them think of us as doctors even though we aren't.
Jan 4, '03originally posted by jtod
....i also think that male nurses are much better and can handle the pressures better and patients both male and female feel alot more secure with a male nurse cause some of them think of us as doctors even though we aren't.......james
<<backing away, apologizing to ted...don't wanna highjack his thread and turn it into a bonfire..>>>>
Jan 4, '03I'm not EVEN going to go there!
You are on your own JTOD.
(I've SEEN what my sisters here are capable of)
OK...back to the thread.
Jan 4, '03Originally posted by TX Guy
Everyone knows men are smarter than women.
OH TEX!....<<LR is flicking her BIC and packing for Texas>>...you better look over your shoulder kiddo!
Jan 4, '03Originally posted by TX Guy
Did I say that out loud?
yup, darlin'...ya sho did...put on your Nomex and pad it up real good...cuz we are comin' atcha with flames and swingin' purses!!!
Jan 4, '03I've really enjoyed this thread! All the upbeat things about nursing! Ted, let us know when you're done. I'd love to see the result.
Jan 4, '03Hey Ted, I haven't heard from you in awhile. Can't wait to hear about the finished product.
Jan 4, '03Well, I grew up on a farm, I've been a printing press operator, part-time mechanic (of sorts), long-haul truck driver and local fuel tanker driver. I worked in EMS as a firefighter/paramedic (found I loved the medical profession) and found that in THAT arena, jobs are very tough to come by, the pay bites, and (at least in MY county) once I'd managed that, I had literally nowhere else to expand. I didn't like the thought of riding a car for the rest of my career. Nursing seems like a good place to go, since there are far more job opportunities (that takes care of the job security part), and if you get bored in one aspect, a little training and you can go into another division of nursing (which is great for someone like me, who gets tired of a routine after a few years, and is a potential selling point to other males, I'd expect).
I have one more year to go before I get my RN. However, I'm working as an NT now, in an ICU, and also double as unit secretary, and telemetry from time to time. At times, I get shifted out onto the floor as a CNA and work my shift away there. I take all of it as experience to help me in my schooling, and as selling points (the variety of experience) for when I graduate, and its time to 'talk turkey' for an RN position. I absolutely love the variety, and know I make a difference.
Nothing quite like having a patient, who is getting discharged, come back to your unit to see if you are there, just to say 'thanks'. It has happened
I look forward to a challenging and at times rewarding career.
(oh yeah, as someone else said, the hours are far better than most other jobs)Last edit by Gromit on Jan 4, '03
Jan 4, '03i became a nurse because i love working with and helping people. I stay a nurse for the same reasons.
to bring more males into it we need to change nursing's image a little, a little less florence and a little more masculine . when i first started most people viewed male nurses as ones who were not smart enough to be doctors or were thought to be gay. both of which i heard many times early on. i think things are changing i have not heard either of those in a while.
my son is currently in , and he has one friend that thinks guys should not be nurses,. a big change from when i was growing up.
any way to attact more men ,nursing needs to be viewed more independently, increase professional image and increase pay would not hurt