What are the pros and cons of being all male nurse

  1. 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. by   Jessy_RN
    By "all male nurse" you mean?
  4. by   bamagt
    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. by   Thanet
    Yep, I'm all male too.

    I wonder if we will get someone posting who is half and half, or three quarters even?
  6. by   LeLeeFNP
    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. by   nurse_mo1986
    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. by   mappers
    Since women have both testosterone and estrogen, are we part male??
  9. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    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. by   josh1974
    ya think op meant "a male nurse"?
  11. by   whichone'spink
    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. by   RedCell
    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. by   Thanet
    Quote from RedCell
    .... and PMS is never an issue.

    I can tell you're not married.
  14. by   josh1974
    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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