Maybe she is jealous because you are doing better than her. If she is acting like she is still in high school, she probably still gets jealous over stupid things like that.
Instead of pointing out your flaws to everyone, I'd want to help you. Instead of being jealous of you being better at nursing than I am, I'd want you to help me.
Just do you best, ignore her as much as possible, and prove you have what it takes.
Some women deal with the same thing in a typical "man's" occupation, so it's understandable that it would happen to a man in a typical "woman's" occupation.
I'm sure the same thing happened when men started becoming flight attendants...even had a name change to cover the fact that it was becoming a co-gendered occupation, and now it's not strange to see males in that role.
I'm sure soon there will be plenty of male nurses that it will be the normal thing.
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I just started my first rotation (LTC) 3 weeks ago, and from the beginning I've been getting seriously bad vibes from one young woman in particular. I don't understand why she has to hate. Is it because she feels that men are encroaching in on one of the last female-dominated fields and trying to take that away from her? I try to make it known that I have a girlfriend and am not in the program just to meet girls. I am here for one reason alone: to learn as much as possible to be the absolute best nurse that I can be.
Normally I wouldn't let this get to me, but I swear she's trying to set me up all the time. Trying to point out my flaws and weaknesses in front of the instructors, spreading rumors to other students - and other stupid high-school things of that nature.
Does anyone else experience this crap? I know that I have to just be bigger than that, but it's really distracting me from learning at my best. I'm just looking for some wisdom...
Sorry to nag, but I've got to vent somewhere... :angryfire