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best nursing positions for men.

  1. 0 Just out of curiousity, for those who are guys, or have friends in nursing that are males what are the most ideal positions (or those guys enjoy most) for male nurses...thoughts, ideas, experiences.. thanks.
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  3. Visit  LouisVRN profile page
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    One of my male friends loves our busy med/surg unit, the other prefers ICU. It depends less if you are male or female and more on your personality.
  4. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    My best-male-nurse-friend loved the Med/Surg floor that he was on. Then he loved the ASC pre/post-op routine. Oops, then he went into PACU and loved that too!

    Now, he's in the OR full-time and guess what? He loves that!

    It's not about the sex. It's about the person and the nurse.
  5. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    Most, well ALL, the male nurses I know/have known have worked either in the emergency department, the ICU, CCU, became CRNAs, or shoved off for work in the corner office.
  6. Visit  Belle Epoque profile page
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    What does gender have to do with it? Nurses (male or female) should work wherever they so desire.
  7. Visit  trump1 profile page
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    Imthatguy is right. ER/ICU/CCU is where I've seen most males nurses in the hospital setting. I'm a new grad RN and know that my long term role will also be in the ICU/CCU. Many male nurses also go on to become professors and hold leadership roles.
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    Quote from trump1
    Imthatguy is right. ER/ICU/CCU is where I've seen most males nurses in the hospital setting. I'm a new grad RN and know that my long term role will also be in the ICU/CCU. Many male nurses also go on to become professors and hold leadership roles.
    As do many female nurses. What is your point?
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    Quote from Belle Epoque
    What does gender have to do with it? Nurses (male or female) should work wherever they so desire.
    Gender has nothing to do with it. This is true in most professions. However, since guys by default have different personalities than women their choices (and thinking patterns) are often different. In this case I'm just asking for personal opinion versus the politically correct answer. No pun intended here.
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    Most, well ALL, the male nurses I know/have known have worked either in the emergency department, the ICU, CCU, became CRNAs, or shoved off for work in the corner office.
    lol@ "shoved off for work in the corner office"
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    Quote from 50Cal
    lol@ "shoved off for work in the corner office"
    Seriously? Your screen name is 50 cal ? Ha, nice. Big gun there.
  12. Visit  brotherbear profile page
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    Its short for 50 calories. I like to stay fit by creating a 50 calorie deficit for myself for my daily intake.
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  13. Visit  trump1 profile page
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    Quote from Belle Epoque
    As do many female nurses. What is your point?
    Absolutely! Women obviously hold all of the positions I suggested as well! Well, my point is that the original post was "Just out of curiousity, for those who are guys, or have friends in nursing that are males what are the most ideal positions (or those guys enjoy most) for male nurses...thoughts, ideas, experiences.."

    I was sharing my "thoughts, ideas, experiences" Do you have anything to contribute?
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  14. Visit  Mike A. Fungin RN profile page
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    The great majority of male nurses I know work in critical care or emergency departments. The areas that seem to be most well liked by the guys I know are those two along with flight and psych. Men seem to be attracted to the technology, high pressure, variety, critical thinking, and autonomy inherent in many of those fields. In my own experience, it's easier as a male to adapt into the unit culture of those specialties because they attract personalities, both male and female, that are most in keeping with many males' default. The unit cultures and personalities I've known in ICU, ED, and to an even greater degree... flight programs is closest to that I experienced in the male dominated profession of fire EMS.

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