So I want to ask the male nurses: are there any jobs that you are not allowed to do? And do you feel that it gives you a disadvantage in progressing in the nursing field?
No, I do not think there are any jobs that I am not allowed to do. Yes, there are jobs that I would never want to do, such as L&D, but even in nursing school
during clinicals the nurses were inviting me to work there after graduation!!
No, I do not feel disadvantaged in progressing. I choose my destiny. I carry myself as a professional. I understand that men are the main perpetrators of molestation/rape. I understand that some women have suffered at the hands of men. Therefore, I do not take it personally. It's about their experience not mine. However, I have done way more ekg's and foleys on women than I've had requests for a female nurse. Now, I did work in a very small ER one night that consisted of 3 male nurses (1 triage, 2 in the back) and a male doctor....The patient requested a woman. Again, no judgment towards her..it was HER choice...males or another hospital.
The nursing field is huge...I'm sure you will find that there is a place for you where ever you go...even as a male.