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What are the pros and cons of being all male nurse

  1. 0 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?
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  3. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
    #1 1
    By "all male nurse" you mean?
  4. Visit  bamagt profile page
    #2 0
    Who really cares? I'm a male nurse and there isn't really a difference. I work with a lot of other nurses who are male.
  5. Visit  Thanet profile page
    #3 14
    Yep, I'm all male too.

    I wonder if we will get someone posting who is half and half, or three quarters even?
  6. Visit  LeLeeFNP profile page
    #4 1
    im a female but it seems to me that male nurses are respected more by physicians and sometimes families. i would say in some settings your female patients may feel slightly uncomfortale depending on what setting you work in. Since the profession is predominantly female you may often get irritated and not understand why all the women you work with are so "catty" and "petty." They will make a big deal about stuff that you will think is very stupid, but if you can deal with that I think nursing can be just as rewarding for males.
  7. Visit  nurse_mo1986 profile page
    #5 1
    Quote from Thanet
    Yep, I'm all male too.

    I wonder if we will get someone posting who is half and half, or three quarters even?


    Haha. Made me spit my mtn dew all over the comp. Too funny. Gotta love a good sense of humor.
  8. Visit  mappers profile page
    #6 1
    Since women have both testosterone and estrogen, are we part male??
  9. Visit  cjcsoon2bnp profile page
    #7 0
    I think should be moved to the male nurses forum but I don't really get the question either. Are you implying that we can be "part male nurses" because your asking what are the pro's and con's of being an "all male nurse"? It seems like a very odd question to me, very odd indeed.

    !Chris
  10. Visit  josh1974 profile page
    #8 0
    ya think op meant "a male nurse"?
  11. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    #9 0
    Quote from josh1974
    ya think op meant "a male nurse"?
    Yes, that's probably what he meant, but it's just fun to rag on him a little for his typo.
  12. Visit  RedCell profile page
    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?

    You can pee standing up, and PMS is never an issue.
  13. Visit  Thanet profile page
    #11 1
    Quote from RedCell
    .... and PMS is never an issue.

    I can tell you're not married.
  14. Visit  josh1974 profile page
    #12 0
    I agree, just have a prob with pointing out the obvious. con- finding scrubs. pro- being called dr. all the time, sorta. lol con- being the lifter for everything from pt's to tv's. pro- being the only "all male nurse" in my facility. hahaha.

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