Okay, so i am a male beginning nursing school, and have yet to start clinicals. I know that nursing is often considered a "stressful" job, especially in the hospital setting. My main concern is the like-li-hood of bringing the stresses from your job into your personal-relationships and home life. Do you male nurses honestly see this as a problem ans possible issue in your life.
Another question is do you find your personality as "warped" after being a nurse. Basically, did the job change who you were prior to nursing school?
Also, men are often stoic/indepent and i know that the highlight of nursing involves caring and comfort/compassion for all patients. We also have to be logical and while being empathetic, still realistic. I can be very caring for individuals and ultimately want the best for everyone. Nursing is one of the most rewarding professions out there.
I am just hoping that my care for others won't make me obsessed with "caring" for others outside the setting, and convert me into a "pushover" when looking for a women/partner in my dating life. Women like "bad, risky guys," and i want to be able to seperate my job mentality from the dating one. Do you think this will be an issue? Thanks for any advice. Really want to pursue nursing all out, but I am just really concerned on the total impact and dynamics that being a nurse has on one's life.