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Alright guys, I've always had this little question in the back of my head. What exactly are the advantages or disadvantages of being a male in nursing? Or is there any advantages or disadvantages? Is... Read More

  1. Visit  indreams84 profile page
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    Im referred to as the 'boy toy' because I am relatively younger, former USAF, and single. Oh, and since I weight train seriously they just love utilizing my 'talent' hahaha
  2. Visit  Dre93 profile page
    #27 0
    Im in schoo right now, I just hope I can past the test to be certified lol
  3. Visit  hsienko profile page
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    thinking over what may be some tongue and cheek pros and cons of being a male nursing student:

    advantage: can reach the top shelf of the clean utility.
    disadvantage: having to reach the top shelf of the clean utility

    advantage: logical thinking and seeing things in black and white seems to come easier to males
    disadvantages: passing nursing school tests

    advantage: can actually eat a real meal during clinical days without having to do the bird-pecking at a small salad

    disadvantage: most clinicals have lackluster cafeterias

    advantage: can see over shorter nurses
    disadvantage: waiting on an electric bed to rise to a workable level and then putting it back down

    that's about it so far...maybe some more inequities will arise as the semesters roll on by.
  4. Visit  willowita profile page
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    My dad is a macho guy from the old school and when he finished nursing school he didn't go into the profession because, in his words, there were "too many catty women". He said something harsher than catty but you get the idea. He didn't like taking orders from a woman and by then he was usually the oldest student so he especially hated being told what to do by a younger woman.

    Now he got over all that and he went into the profession with an open mind. He has a very strong personality and is a leader so people take him seriously and look to him to lead. This was especially true when he worked as a psych nurse and had to deal with violent people and had frail old ladies as his coworkers.
  5. Visit  MN-Nurse profile page
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    Quote from xptp29a
    This is a question about nursing school:

    In your opinion, with all else being equal, does a male applicant stand a better chance at getting into a program than a female applicant?
    Nope. Not even a little bit.
  6. Visit  ButtonNose profile page
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    I think a major disadvantage (depending on how you look at it) is that the men will ALWAYS be called to help with the heavy lifting and reaching! LOL.
  7. Visit  locolorenzo22 profile page
    #32 0
    guys, make a new post instead of bringing one back from 2006.
  8. Visit  pedro2012 profile page
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    Quote from locolorenzo22
    guys, make a new post instead of bringing one back from 2006.
    why, what's wrong with bringing back an old one when its the same topic?
  9. Visit  Anonymous2 profile page
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    The female to male ratio is a nice advantage.