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- by roxburin May 4, '05I know alot of women nurses and was curious if anyone had an experience hiring men? Would you say that there is a greater demand to hire men because there are fewer of them available in the field?Last edit by roxburin on May 4, '05
- May 4, '05 by Tony35NYCI don't know that gender has anything to do with demand for nurses. In my neck of the woods all you need is an RN license.
- May 5, '05 by MaxsQuote from Tony35NYCI don't know that gender has anything to do with demand for nurses. In my neck of the woods all you need is an RN license.
I agree with the above poster.
- May 6, '05 by mtreyesi too agree with the above poster... that gender is not an issue, it is about competency, skills and knowledge that one can offer
- May 6, '05 by jasonglhIt would seem some schools are going out of their way to get them into the program. My class started with 13 men out of 52 students which was a record. It would seem that there may be an advantage to men applying to get a job in ICU or ER straight out of school as well. Thats where most of us end up after graduation. But as the nurse recruiter and I talked about the men rarely stay in ICU but go on to even more challenging things.
- May 7, '05 by craig06I asked my nursing instructor this very question. Her response was that as a male we will probably get hired into the ER or ICU out of college ( I am in an accelerated BSN program) and will probably get promoted more quickly. She also said that, unless we are in a union hospital, we will advance more quickly on the salary schedule. This is coming from a woman that has been a nurse for 32 years so I value her input more than most.
- May 11, '05 by roxburinAnyone ever hear of equal opportunity employment?
Basically, I think it's a crock having to hire minorities or women just to fulfill a quota. Everyone should be treated equal right?
It's a twist though being a man in a woman dominated field though...
I understand having to be a great nurse (not being qualified would be a dis-service), but was wondering if hospitals have any quotas or anything in order to remain legal ?
Just considering all my options.. Thanks everyone.
- May 13, '05 by sschouestThere is a hospital down here that looks for male nurses...b/c they cant hold on to them...."male RN haters"...all of the men jump to Cath(a whoping 22 male RN one of the biggest caths),ER, and ICU....
I was talking to the head nurse on the telemetry floor and they hire male RN and then only keep us at the most for 3 mths then "we run"...
It's all up to the hospital and what they look for
- May 14, '05 by talaxandraMy experience echoes that of earlier posters - ability is more important than gender.
- May 14, '05 by Doug85I don't know if we have an advantage in the hiring, but do males have an advantage when it comes to getting accepted into a nursing school?