What are the pros and cons of being all male nurse - page 3

I recently read that 9% of nurses in the U.S. are male nurses. I was wondering if there any pluses to being a male nurse?... Read More

  1. by   t2krookie
    Good = admitedly better communication with docs
    Bad = being looked at like a fleshy forklift even by my supposed freinds
  2. by   Ariko
    Quote from t2krookie
    Good = admitedly better communication with docs
    Bad = being looked at like a fleshy forklift even by my supposed freinds

    I was just getting used to "stud muffin." Now it's "fleshy forklift". I need to rest.
  3. by   OutlawNurse86
    Quote from RedCell
    Outlaw, when I am challenged by my female colleagues regarding my voiding tendancies the usual retort is, "at least I didn't pee all over the seat". That will often put an end to the argument. If pushed further, I pour water all over the rim and tell them I must have missed, but will take better aim on the next go around.
    Tried that.... I received the next 2 admissions (including a heparin drip) and was threatened with Lasix in my coffee.

    Strangely enough, I did go quite frequently that night....
  4. by   belgarion
    One advantage to working nights - when I get the urge I go to the mens room in the waiting area about 30 feet from the nurses station. Second advantage - using that rest room allows me to avoid the fruit and flower scented air fresheners the ladies insist on putting out in the unisex staff restroom.
  5. by   FinNurse
    Best thing about being a male nurse is when you get home your wife really is more sane and better behaving person than most of the female coworkers
  6. by   netglow
    Oh geeeeez Fin, are you gonna catch it for that remark. I might follow this thread some more just to witness the public stoning . But seriously, I certainly hope I can work in a mixed environment. I tend to need some testosterone in the air, too much estrogen makes me nauseous.
  7. by   d'cm
    Quote from Bono Rose
    I recently read that 9% of nurses in the U.S. are male nurses. I was wondering if there any pluses to being a male nurse?
    Well, I had some real traditional male jobs before becoming a nurse ( truck driver, carpenter, fork lift operator) and there is definitely a big pluse that comes every 2 weeks.

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