I pose this topic to hopefully gain a better understanding of the right mindset to have as a male nurse and in particular a student nurse.
So far this semester, I've been trying to fly under the radar and just get through. In general, (myself included) guys are more outgoing and aggressive. So I figured I would try and tone that down so I'm not alienating any of the other group members. I don't think this is working.
I feel like I'm being held to a higher standard because I'm a male. And I feel my like my instructors are being extra tough on me. So basically I have no choice but to be outgoing and aggressive.
What are your thoughts? What pitfalls in general should I be aware of as an RN? ( I imagine sexual harassment has to be a big one). What are some of the major difficulties to be aware of as a male RN?