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- by Ansumana Jan 12I'm currently finished all of my LPN prereqs in 2012 and waiting for acceptance into the program this fall. But I've been reading about how new grads are having a difficult time finding jobs and I was wondering are female students that are new grads are at a disadvantage since male nurses aren't rare but aren't a vast majority have a better time getting a job as a new grad. I also live in Salisbury, MD (eastern shore) but I plan to move across be bridge to the Baltimore-Towson area.
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- Jan 14 by HouTxBeware - if your gender is preferred by a hiring manager it may be due to the fact that s/he sees you as a 'beast of burden' to do all the heavy lifting.
- Jan 14 by NurseGuyBriI live in Hampton Roads, VA. Here, there is a good mix of male and female nurses. I dont think one has a harder time than the other, it all comes down to what you have to offer and how you present it. There is a high relative ratio of males at my facility but I believe that is only due to networking. Most nursing jobs grow from networking. I new a guy who knew another guy in nursing school and so on and so forth. Guys tend to network together more than the women do because we are fewer and far between, and that adds to the "hey man, got a job at xxxxxxxxxxxx, come apply we have an opening".
- Jan 21 by KiwiguyGender shouldnt be an issue, at the end of the day you will be a nurse, and that is all that really should matter.
- Feb 4 by vballtrumpeterthanks for the post, appreciate it!
- Mar 16 by Fireman767In part it doesnt matter, but in another part it depends where you work. Im a male, and Id love to work on an maternity floor because of the overall nice feeling there. However I've been told there are male nurses that work maternity units but not many, and because im a male most patients would prefer a female nurse. So it does vary.
Plus I have been told by many doctors family friends and such that male nurses usually go to higher levels and sometimes higher positions (depends on the persons interest in advancing and such. but thats only things ive heard, i dont know if its true or not.