Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse? - page 2

by Annointed_RNStudent

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As I was looking at the billboard promoting men in nursing, It read Are you man enough to be a nurse, none of these male examples however worked in Maternal-Child Health, they all worked in generic men "safe" areas? SO I'm... Read More


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    I don't think female nurses are comfortable working with males in OB.
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    Quote from Medwynn
    Sorry. Never had the slightest interest to want to be in OB.
    Agreed.. In fact I'm taking an OB class and it's just not my thing. I guess I can put up with the class though, although I'd rather use this time and take a pharmacology class instead because in the end it would be more helpful to me, but that's not the way nursing school works I guess.. Maybe it'll help me on the NCLEX? If I even get any OB questions that is..

    I mean, sometimes it's heptic enough being that I'm the only guy in my class, but now I'm the only guy in my class surrouned by an all female nursing staff taking care of pregnant and postmortem women!!!! :uhoh21:
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    You aren't going to have Mom's for patients ever? A lot of guys end up in ER- babies and moms show up there!
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    I'm starting my OB rotation at a hospital that specializes in tertiary care for mother/baby. I'm going to try and make the most of it since I think this will probably be my only foray into OB.

    Always been interested in adult critical care - don't think OB will change that, but nevertheless I'm actually somewhat excited for this clinical rotation.
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    Yes, but I am also man enough to admit that I get nauseated when women talk about their kids. That is a majority of the time. I actually took interest in OB when I did my rotation, I may be able to work in L&D but not at all interested in Mother/baby...Not sure why it bugs me, but it does. So I am man enough to say, you can have it :-)...to each his own, no judgment here :-)
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    Quote from Annointed_RNStudent
    As I was looking at the billboard promoting men in nursing, It read Are you man enough to be a nurse, none of these male examples however worked in Maternal-Child Health, they all worked in generic men "safe" areas?

    SO I'm honestly asking:

    DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAN ENOUGH TO WORK OB (L&D)?

    WAITING TO HEAR INPUT~
    I'm man enough to work in OB, but not man enough to thoroughly dislike my job. I am in an OB/Newborn clinical rotation right now so I finally see why there are no guys in there. It really is a female-based department because of the personality you have to have to work there. In all areas of nursing you need to be able to empathize with your patient, regardless of why he/she is in the facility. I noticed during the clinicals that I could not empathize with the mothers near as much as I empathized with the fathers, wrong area for me.
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    Not for me. Plenty of places male nurses can go, for me this isnt one of em. Too many issues or potential problems with exclusively female patients and their hardware. I got through my rotation and didnt look back.
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    Im smart enough not to.
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    Taking my Mother-Baby final in 9 hours and I can't wait for this to be over!!!!! I'm not man enough.
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    Quote from kakalika
    I don't think female nurses are comfortable working with males in OB.
    this much is clear. the issue has to do with the female inability to seperate the personal life from the worklife.
    in general, most will agree, males seperate the personal life and goals/desires from the work life more easily than females.

    speaking as a guy who has seen more than his share of vaginas and has delivered two of his own children in homebirth, i think i'm qualified to be an OB nurse. society, in general, may think differently.


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