A "chick's" perspective on Men in Nursing - page 6

Ok, so I've been in healthcare for 18+ years (no - I'm not an old bag, I got into the field young...) Originally I was a critical care focused Respiratory Therapist (RCP) and only recently switched... Read More

  1. Visit  ErinRN2B profile page
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    Another "chick's" perspective - plenty of women hold professionalism in pretty high regard, myself included, and this thread doesn't exactly reek of that.
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  3. Visit  JonB04 profile page
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    oh i cant wait to start NS
  4. Visit  PhiThKap profile page
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    the problem is called OWW (old white women) they treat nursing school today the same as when they went through during the 50's and 60's, when schools could get away with being blatantly discriminatory to men and ethnic minorities -- sorry ladies, but nursing is a PROFESSION and and ACADEMIC field; the OWWs want to treat it as if it were still thye 50's when they were allowed to use non-objective selection criteria to determine who was "most deserving" - which usually had nothing to ovbjective merit-based academic performance!
    Schools should be forced to use only objective / performance based selection criteria. and by the way - the recognized "minorities" (ie. statistically "under-represented" student populations) for nursing are: men, ethnic minorities, disabled students, older students and "non-traditional sexual orientation or gendered" (per the federal govt) .... but try getting any of that enforced. \

    Nursing will never get the professional recognition it deserves until it stops acting like school girls pledging a sorority.
  5. Visit  RN1980 profile page
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    Quote from ErinRN2B
    Another "chick's" perspective - plenty of women hold professionalism in pretty high regard, myself included, and this thread doesn't exactly reek of that.
    well dont read the thread then. you should be studying for school anyway.
  6. Visit  EduardoLugo profile page
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    I am now a certified nursing assistant and I can't wait to work as a CNA! I already got used to being with girls.. I used to be afraid until I took the nursing assistant program. They were all female.. I was the only male in class. I'm a person who does not flirt, etc.. I've been single forever; honest! Hopefully they don't flirt with me throughout nursing school. I'm actually going for the BSN in nursing.
  7. Visit  pedro2012 profile page
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    Quote from EduardoLugo
    I am now a certified nursing assistant and I can't wait to work as a CNA! I already got used to being with girls.. I used to be afraid until I took the nursing assistant program. They were all female.. I was the only male in class. I'm a person who does not flirt, etc.. I've been single forever; honest! Hopefully they don't flirt with me throughout nursing school. I'm actually going for the BSN in nursing.
    why would you be afraid if they flirt with you? only reason I could think of is if they are ugly
  8. Visit  commonsense profile page
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    Quote from EduardoLugo
    I am now a certified nursing assistant and I can't wait to work as a CNA! I already got used to being with girls.. I used to be afraid until I took the nursing assistant program. They were all female.. I was the only male in class. I'm a person who does not flirt, etc.. I've been single forever; honest! Hopefully they don't flirt with me throughout nursing school. I'm actually going for the BSN in nursing.
    That's the beauty of working with women Eduardo, the ability to have some innocent flirtations. Flirt with the women a little, but don't overdue it or make sexual innuendoes and you'll be fine. Being the minority gender in your work environment will make the majority compete harder for your attention. Just don't forget you're there to do a job, as long as the flirting doesn't interfere with your work you're golden.
  9. Visit  mrmunkmunk profile page
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    Glad this career path had its perks ;]
  10. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from ErinRN2B
    Another "chick's" perspective - plenty of women hold professionalism in pretty high regard, myself included, and this thread doesn't exactly reek of that.
    Really, it reeks more of stereotypes, myths and sexism. As a male with 20 years in the field I have much to say, but will leave this thread alone.
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  11. Visit  commonsense profile page
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    Quote from Tweety
    Really, it reeks more of stereotypes, myths and sexism. As a male with 20 years in the field I have much to say, but will leave this thread alone.
    C'mon Tweety, chime in. I would love to hear a man's perspective who has lived and worked in the field for a substantial amount of time.
  12. Visit  studentgolfer profile page
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    Quote from EduardoLugo
    I am now a certified nursing assistant and I can't wait to work as a CNA! I already got used to being with girls.. I used to be afraid until I took the nursing assistant program. They were all female.. I was the only male in class. I'm a person who does not flirt, etc.. I've been single forever; honest! Hopefully they don't flirt with me throughout nursing school. I'm actually going for the BSN in nursing.
    Yea I don't think you're going to have to worry about that......
  13. Visit  MrAllenU profile page
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    Quote from ErinRN2B
    Another "chick's" perspective - plenty of women hold professionalism in pretty high regard, myself included, and this thread doesn't exactly reek of that.
    Quote from Tweety
    Really, it reeks more of stereotypes, myths and sexism. As a male with 20 years in the field I have much to say, but will leave this thread alone.
    I have to agree with these two. Being a male among a sea of females doesn't mean you should think like a neanderthal (i.e. sex, power, authority). I hope the majority of male nurses and male nursing students stay true to nursing standards and goals rather than thinking of all the "scoring" they can do.
  14. Visit  jEstevez profile page
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    its nice to know that male nurses are not looked down upon in the field by their co-workers. I thought it was going to be the opposite. Not too interested in the dating aspect, considering ive had a gf for 4 years and shes in the program as well


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