What are some jobs for a male nurse other than bedside care on med/surg floor?

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    Hi, about to graduate and was wondering what would be some employment ideas for a male nurse other than being a bedside nurse on a medsurg floor at the hospital? Thank you to all who respond...
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    I'm interested in why you think that there would be different opportunities for males - LOL.

    But - I do know of a couple. . . The French Foreign Legion (yeah, it really exists) nursing jobs are only open to men. Seriously, check it out - French Foreign Legion - Recruiting. And there are Nursing jobs in male-only religious orders. Is this the kind of thing you are after?
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    Men are in all specialties of nursing. Traditionally, men gravitate to ER, Trauma, ICU, Open Heart Surgery. But, you can find men in L&D, NICU/Nursery, Peds, home health, and OR.
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    What degree do you have....are you a LPN or RN. ADN or BSN? Hospitals are looking for BSN in this job market and males do not necessarily get a hiring preference.

    Jobs are tight everywhere right now....and many new grads are having difficulty just getting hired at hospitals for they want experience. Gravitate to the area you liked and go from there. Males are integrated to all areas of nursing including obstetrical and L&D. Males do however seem to gravitate to the critical care areas, the OP PACU, Cath lab (after expereince) and the emergency department. You might think of psych as well.

    Congrats!!!!! on your graduation!!!
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    its adn rn, not that im fixed on male only jobs,, im just saying im male. I did notice during womens health clinical that women really would have preferred a female nurse, at least that is how it seemed that day.. Seems like someone told me one time that insurance companies hire rn's to do physicals for people buying health policies?
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    Quote from northmississippi
    its adn rn, not that im fixed on male only jobs,, im just saying im male. I did notice during womens health clinical that women really would have preferred a female nurse, at least that is how it seemed that day.. Seems like someone told me one time that insurance companies hire rn's to do physicals for people buying health policies?
    I am a recent graduate in an ASN program, and I have worked in L&D for the last year or so. In my experience it is not that women are uncomfortable with male providers, it is the man who is uncomfortable and this shows in body language to the patient. I have had patients refuse to have me as a tech, but usually these are strict Muslim patients.

    As a guy working in a nontraditional area I think we have to get rid of this attitude that men are suited only to certain areas of nursing. I personally find it offensive that anyone would use gender as a basis for telling someone what they should or should not do for a career.
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    Can someone please explain the job shortage to me? I constantly hear about how short we are of nurses, any nurses, and then at the same time, hear that its tough to get a job... really doesn't make sense to me. Pages and pages of ads, but no one replies when you apply. I am a 2nd career older male nursing student with a bachelors in another field and people continue to question if I'm going to return to my old field. Really? after nearly 2 years and 40k in debt, you think I'm going to walk away? Please help me understand this crazy field I'm trying to enter...
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    IMHO there is not a job shortage. In this economy so many are looking for jobs hospitals, in many cases are filtering for experience because they can.
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    The main problem is the economy. The older nurses are working longer because they can't afford to retire yet. Once they retire there will be a shortage again.
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    There is no job shortage in ND.


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