Do Male Nursing Students Get It Easier Than Female? - page 4

I am a nursing student and I have noticed that in my school teachers let male nursing students slide a little more when they make mistakes. So I decided to write a research paper on the subject. ... Read More

  1. Visit  bagger profile page
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    I just graduated from an ADN program in Western Ky. :hatparty: I know that we started with 6 guys and 44 females. We finished with 2 males and 28 females. Do the math and you will see that we did not get cut any slack. We were treated fairly and we had to make the grade the same as the females.
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  3. Visit  JMBM profile page
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    Treated better? No. Treated different? Yes. The men in our class repeatedly got the "women are more empathetic" lecture. And then there is the "No, I don't have children, but worse, I do have a boyfriend." joke - 50 or 60 times. But I imagine this is about the same as women get in engineering classes. You do get treated differently, and from the outside, it could appear better or worse, depending on your perspective.
  4. Visit  micco profile page
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    The males in my class are treated differently. They are given much more slack. Two have been given second chances after second chances. One male student on vacation during the semester for a week and was allowed to take the test a day after the rest of the class did with no penalty (there is supposed to be a 10% penalty for taking a late test). This particular student moans and groans and just complains if he does not get the clinical rotation of his choice, which he almost always does (except for 1 time). the policy is that if a student comes to clinical without the necessary paperwork and is nto prepared, the instructor can send them home. Well, 1 male student has a history of showing unprepared and writing labs and drugs during report and has no care plans at all, but he has never been sent home. and last year a female student showed up to clinical with no care plan and was sent home in the middle of report. Whether there is preferential treatment all depends on the instructors.
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    Quote from micco
    The males in my class are treated differently. They are given much more slack. Two have been given second chances after second chances. One male student on vacation during the semester for a week and was allowed to take the test a day after the rest of the class did with no penalty (there is supposed to be a 10% penalty for taking a late test). This particular student moans and groans and just complains if he does not get the clinical rotation of his choice, which he almost always does (except for 1 time). the policy is that if a student comes to clinical without the necessary paperwork and is nto prepared, the instructor can send them home. Well, 1 male student has a history of showing unprepared and writing labs and drugs during report and has no care plans at all, but he has never been sent home. and last year a female student showed up to clinical with no care plan and was sent home in the middle of report. Whether there is preferential treatment all depends on the instructors.

    Is there a chain of command you can report this favoritism/discrimination to. Why do you and your fellow students put up with it. If I were treated differently so blantantly I wouldn't put up with it. Perhaps the females can put up a united front.
  6. Visit  ZASHAGALKA profile page
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    It was certainly easier to get into the program, since they took all males over the females and so I got to walk to the front of a 2 yr waiting list.

    But I thought school treated me equal. (I could be wrong, I consider myself intelligent but sometimes 'lazy' with bookwork/paperwork. Maybe they did green light sub-par work, but I didn't think so, after all, the same level of work got me through non-nursing classes. But I do remember thinking that if some of the book worms knew how little I read and studied to pass, they'd have heart attacks. I just attributed that to the fact that I have always 'pulled it out' when necessary, but maybe I'm just conceited and was being coddled through. Wow, that might give me a whole new perspective on nursing school to ponder . . .)

    In the old days, I used to run into man-hating nurses, but not now. We are inevitable now and even the man-haters are resigned to us.

    But all said and done, I've never once felt like an outsider or minority in nursing.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. Visit  tyler profile page
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    What a loaded question! Depends on what "it" is...:kiss...and who you ask (I'm married so my answer is a qualified no).

    Quote from mrsmariangie
    Do Male Nursing Students Get It Easier Than Female?
  8. Visit  AlwazAmbitious profile page
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    Ah come on ladies give us guys a little break. We are out numbered by a very very high percentage of females in nursing school. I don't believe that anyone should get any special treatment but understand that we are all there to learn and help each other. I do believe that no matter what school and class teacher do have their favorites....just help us out a little ladies, we really don't mind
  9. Visit  AlwazAmbitious profile page
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    A lot of schools encourage and welcome male nursing students more. I'm not saying it's right, but it's real. Maybe they try to get more male nurses in the field and they understand the growing numbers of males now trying to be nurses so they take us in the program easier and quicker ahead of females on waiting lists. Ladies us guys don't want to take anything from you, we just want to blend in that's all.
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  11. Visit  Pvt. Parts profile page
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    I just graduated from the Univ. of Michigan Second Career Nursing Program. 3 of the 24 of us were men. I didn't notice any significantly different treatment based on gender. I'm usually pretty aware of stuff like that, after having been in a male-dominated profession for 14 years. There were very significant differences between the expectations of various clinical instructors, and occasionally a clinical instructor really took a shine to one of the students (male of female). But nothing systematic. I enjoy having a variety of backgrounds and personalities among my classmates and co-workers, and would like to see more men in the nursing field. Vive la difference!
    Liz, do you mind if I pick your brain about this program? It is the exact one I will be applying to in the spring and I'd like some "insider info"

    Let me know!
  12. Visit  Fun2, RN, BSN profile page
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    Quote from tyler
    What a loaded question! Depends on what "it" is...:kiss...and who you ask (I'm married so my answer is a qualified no).


    Ok, overall, I think it shouldn't matter what gender you are. Everyone should get the same treatment when trying to get in the programs.

    A male shouldn't get in b/c they are male, nor should a female get in b/c she is a female.
  13. Visit  utahliz profile page
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    Quote from Pvt. Parts
    Liz, do you mind if I pick your brain about this program? It is the exact one I will be applying to in the spring and I'd like some "insider info"

    Let me know!
    PM me, and I'll be happy to answer any questions.


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