Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse? - page 4

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. by   grantz
    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 hate studying OB-gyne and pedia but Yes I am flexible in any fields in nursing..
  2. by   bigboi
    I'm not interested in OB, however, I'm man enough to be one. The question is, are they woman enough to accept me.
  3. by   Scythinian
    I'm in an OB clinical currently and from my experience thus far I have to say that while I put on the appearance of being man enough, the image of a duck on the water comes to mind. Calm above the surface but inside my heart is racing. I'll manage just fine and get everything done just as well as any of my female counterparts though.
  4. by   Chris787n
    Its funny to me actually. Im 18 years old and a perspective nursing student. All throughout my EMT schooling I was like "cmon OB call cmon!" I would love to work in the OB, sure it aint pretty but who said hospital careers were? Haha, when the day comes to get married, I also would want to be on the frontlines helping deliver my baby. I would not mind at all working in OB though I know my calling is ER/ED
  5. by   BigMan314
    i'm an nicu nurse expected to orient to PP/LnD with limitations. the law is not on my side when it comes to those units
  6. by   MrChicagoRN
    I'm "Man Enough"

    Went through my L&D rotation many years ago, saw babies being born, did post-partum care


    But I also saw my own children being born and nothing will ever compare to that.

    I just have no desire to see other peoples kids being born, and prefer working with adults.

    Doesn't make more or less of a man, or more or less of a nurse.
  7. by   MrWarmHearted
    it's NOT about being "man enough" - it's about empathy - and most mothers (and probably their husbands too) prefer having females with their OB needs. plus, there's enough perverts in the world - we wouldn't want to be associated with anything close

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