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4Dec 10, '12 by JoyfulNurseLPNYeah. It still happens, in response to Brandon. I used to have female and male
patients refuse me to do their cares and ADL's as an aide, and when I got my license
staff sometimes referred to me as an ''Orderly'' which really made me raise my eyebrow
towards them. I responded ''Well that's strange, my license says 'nurse' on it, I better
send it back for a nifty 'Orderly' license''.
I've had instructors tell me that ''men don't usually do well in this profession'' and that
''men have no place in nursing''... it was really difficult.
It's an unfortunate gender bias that still exists in the nursing profession, however it
isn't very widespread anymore, as more and more people just view it as 'normal' now.
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0Dec 11, '12 by Orca, ADN, RNQuote from BrandonLPNVery seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"Does this really come up with guys here? I've only once had a patient express surprise/disapproval over having a male nurse.
0Dec 11, '12 by CountyRatQuote from OrcaWe shoild start a new thread: what fumny things do you say when people keep calling you "doctor?"Very seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"
5Dec 12, '12 by BrandonLPN, LPNSeveral of my little old nursing home residents refer to me as "that nice doctor who passes pills"
2Dec 12, '12 by classicdame GuideFemale here - I get discriminated because of age, but in a positive way. I did not start nursing school till I was 45, so by the time I got my first job I was granny. Patients assumed I had the most experience due to my age and would ask for me or seek me out for conversations. Then I would run to the much-younger charge nurse and get the REAL answers. Fun for a short while.
0Dec 12, '12 by Orca, ADN, RNQuote from classicdameA couple of my classmates in nursing school were in their 50s. They reported similar experiences from their first jobs. Because of their age, patients assumed that they were veteran nurses and knew more than anyone on the floor.Female here - I get discriminated because of age, but in a positive way. I did not start nursing school till I was 45, so by the time I got my first job I was granny. Patients assumed I had the most experience due to my age and would ask for me or seek me out for conversations. Then I would run to the much-younger charge nurse and get the REAL answers. Fun for a short while.
4Dec 16, '12 by bargraphixI am still in school but people used to ask me what I am in school for and when I told them they would give me a funny look and say oh you are going to be a male nurse.
I always wanted to say (as bill engval would say) nope gonna try to be a female one... heres your sign
0Dec 17, '12 by barcode120x, ADN, RNQ: What was your reason for becoming a nurse? (in response to you being a male nurse)
A: Because I know how to handle the body.
2Dec 20, '12 by AnoetosQuote from tenjunaYeah, cuz there's nothing sexier than a dried up, old, paper skinned crone.Yes, it really does. Just had a LOL yell at me last night for being a pervert and how dare I do a woman's work.
2Jan 4, '13 by CountyRatBest answer that I have ever heard for this one is, "Nope. I'm going to care for both males and females."