What are the pros and cons of being all male nurse

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    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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    By "all male nurse" you mean?
    Simba&NalasMom likes this.
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    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.
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    Yep, I'm all male too.

    I wonder if we will get someone posting who is half and half, or three quarters even?
    casi, whodatnurse, nickos, and 11 others like this.
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    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.
    Mike A. Fungin RN likes this.
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    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.
    Jessy_RN likes this.
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    Since women have both testosterone and estrogen, are we part male??
    Jessy_RN likes this.
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    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
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    ya think op meant "a male nurse"?
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    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.


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