Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse? - page 3

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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 think it's wonderful if men are interested in OB, L&D! However, when I was in school during my maternity placement I found that a lot of the women on the unit (despite having male OB-gyns) refused to have a male nursing student. Not fair, huh?
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    Quote from ButtonNose
    I found that a lot of the women on the unit (despite having male OB-gyns) refused to have a male nursing student. Not fair, huh?
    if i called it pathological i would prolly be dinged, yeah?
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    No way, I want to work in the ER.
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    Most definitely not something I want to get into. The idea of of changing assignments every day because a multitude of families would rather have a female nurse. Too much stress and pressure when there really does not need to be. Doing my rotation there I am seeing that is the only insane place to be. I don't mind working with all women or having female patients. Not in the least. This place is a different beast entirely. I did not enjoy my rotation there. The only positive is that they are relatively healthy patients.
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    I enjoyed L&D, but there's no way with the 2 weeks of my rotation (out of 14) that I got to stock shelves, and the constant battles for right to provide care with nervous husbands coupled with the ability to sue through the age of 18 of the newborn that I would consider it as a career. Not trolling, my first couple in&out catheter sticks were on patients with contractions less than 30 seconds apart during the rotation and I did a great job, it's just too much to deal with the spouses and the stigma as a male, plus I was always killing my back pushing baby carts as they're not designed for anyone over 5'8!
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    Quote from hsienko
    I enjoyed L&D, but there's no way with the 2 weeks of my rotation (out of 14) that I got to stock shelves, and the constant battles for right to provide care with nervous husbands coupled with the ability to sue through the age of 18 of the newborn that I would consider it as a career. Not trolling, my first couple in&out catheter sticks were on patients with contractions less than 30 seconds apart during the rotation and I did a great job, it's just too much to deal with the spouses and the stigma as a male, plus I was always killing my back pushing baby carts as they're not designed for anyone over 5'8!
    Statute of limitations is 21 in Texas, yet another reason to pass up L&D.
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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 hate studying OB-gyne and pedia but Yes I am flexible in any fields in nursing..
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    I'm not interested in OB, however, I'm man enough to be one. The question is, are they woman enough to accept me.
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    I'm in an OB clinical currently and from my experience thus far I have to say that while I put on the appearance of being man enough, the image of a duck on the water comes to mind. Calm above the surface but inside my heart is racing. I'll manage just fine and get everything done just as well as any of my female counterparts though.
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    Its funny to me actually. Im 18 years old and a perspective nursing student. All throughout my EMT schooling I was like "cmon OB call cmon!" I would love to work in the OB, sure it aint pretty but who said hospital careers were? Haha, when the day comes to get married, I also would want to be on the frontlines helping deliver my baby. I would not mind at all working in OB though I know my calling is ER/ED


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