Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse? - page 2

As I was looking at the billboard promoting men in nursing, It read Are you man enough to be a nurse, none of these male examples however worked in Maternal-Child Health, they all worked in generic... Read More

  1. Visit  j450n profile page
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    I'm starting my OB rotation at a hospital that specializes in tertiary care for mother/baby. I'm going to try and make the most of it since I think this will probably be my only foray into OB.

    Always been interested in adult critical care - don't think OB will change that, but nevertheless I'm actually somewhat excited for this clinical rotation.
  2. Visit  exit96 profile page
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    Yes, but I am also man enough to admit that I get nauseated when women talk about their kids. That is a majority of the time. I actually took interest in OB when I did my rotation, I may be able to work in L&D but not at all interested in Mother/baby...Not sure why it bugs me, but it does. So I am man enough to say, you can have it :-)...to each his own, no judgment here :-)
  3. Visit  commonsense profile page
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    Quote from Annointed_RNStudent
    As I was looking at the billboard promoting men in nursing, It read Are you man enough to be a nurse, none of these male examples however worked in Maternal-Child Health, they all worked in generic men "safe" areas?

    SO I'm honestly asking:

    DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAN ENOUGH TO WORK OB (L&D)?

    WAITING TO HEAR INPUT~
    I'm man enough to work in OB, but not man enough to thoroughly dislike my job. I am in an OB/Newborn clinical rotation right now so I finally see why there are no guys in there. It really is a female-based department because of the personality you have to have to work there. In all areas of nursing you need to be able to empathize with your patient, regardless of why he/she is in the facility. I noticed during the clinicals that I could not empathize with the mothers near as much as I empathized with the fathers, wrong area for me.
  4. Visit  Bob_N_VA profile page
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    Not for me. Plenty of places male nurses can go, for me this isnt one of em. Too many issues or potential problems with exclusively female patients and their hardware. I got through my rotation and didnt look back.
  5. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Im smart enough not to.
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  6. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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    Taking my Mother-Baby final in 9 hours and I can't wait for this to be over!!!!! I'm not man enough.
  7. Visit  justashooter profile page
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    Quote from kakalika
    I don't think female nurses are comfortable working with males in OB.
    this much is clear. the issue has to do with the female inability to seperate the personal life from the worklife.
    in general, most will agree, males seperate the personal life and goals/desires from the work life more easily than females.

    speaking as a guy who has seen more than his share of vaginas and has delivered two of his own children in homebirth, i think i'm qualified to be an OB nurse. society, in general, may think differently.
  8. Visit  ButtonNose profile page
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    I think it's wonderful if men are interested in OB, L&D! However, when I was in school during my maternity placement I found that a lot of the women on the unit (despite having male OB-gyns) refused to have a male nursing student. Not fair, huh?
  9. Visit  justashooter profile page
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    Quote from ButtonNose
    I found that a lot of the women on the unit (despite having male OB-gyns) refused to have a male nursing student. Not fair, huh?
    if i called it pathological i would prolly be dinged, yeah?
  10. Visit  Thujone profile page
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    No way, I want to work in the ER.
  11. Visit  vizzle profile page
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    Most definitely not something I want to get into. The idea of of changing assignments every day because a multitude of families would rather have a female nurse. Too much stress and pressure when there really does not need to be. Doing my rotation there I am seeing that is the only insane place to be. I don't mind working with all women or having female patients. Not in the least. This place is a different beast entirely. I did not enjoy my rotation there. The only positive is that they are relatively healthy patients.
  12. Visit  hsienko profile page
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    I enjoyed L&D, but there's no way with the 2 weeks of my rotation (out of 14) that I got to stock shelves, and the constant battles for right to provide care with nervous husbands coupled with the ability to sue through the age of 18 of the newborn that I would consider it as a career. Not trolling, my first couple in&out catheter sticks were on patients with contractions less than 30 seconds apart during the rotation and I did a great job, it's just too much to deal with the spouses and the stigma as a male, plus I was always killing my back pushing baby carts as they're not designed for anyone over 5'8!
  13. Visit  commonsense profile page
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    Quote from hsienko
    I enjoyed L&D, but there's no way with the 2 weeks of my rotation (out of 14) that I got to stock shelves, and the constant battles for right to provide care with nervous husbands coupled with the ability to sue through the age of 18 of the newborn that I would consider it as a career. Not trolling, my first couple in&out catheter sticks were on patients with contractions less than 30 seconds apart during the rotation and I did a great job, it's just too much to deal with the spouses and the stigma as a male, plus I was always killing my back pushing baby carts as they're not designed for anyone over 5'8!
    Statute of limitations is 21 in Texas, yet another reason to pass up L&D.
    hsienko likes this.

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