Getting a Boost Because You Are A Minority - page 4

Guys, 'just curious. As a minority, have you felt that maybe being a minority somehow enhanced you getting accepted into Nursing school or somehow maybe received a boost when in school? Gals:... Read More

  1. Visit  PRICHARILLAisMISSED profile page
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    Quote from NJForte
    Well, I hope you get your bike but seriously please consider the fact that nursing was one of the first respectable careers for women, we created it all by our timid selves and even though there are a lot of men in the field these days (a very good thing indeed!) we will always be proud of our origins and it pains a lot of us to be seeing men out-earning us statistically. It feels a little like being evicted from our home!

    Peace!
    Hey, I'm not saying I don't wish everything was equal. I can see how women may feel like they're "being evicted from their home." And "Yes," it was women who made nursing what it is. It's women that made nursing period, in truth. (I left the "Timid" out of your quote for a reason. Most women I know are NOT timid lol. They'll tell you where to go, how to get there and who to take with you )

    The reason why my stance on the issue is what it is is because we are on the other side of that fence just about anywhere else. And like women in nursing now, we have to deal with it. What you said (and I agree with) about nursing being created by women applies to men in many other areas. And in those areas we had to accept it when the law changed to encourage women to join the workforce and not worry about automatic rejection when applying to formerly "Male only" positions.

    But yeah, I can see why women may not like it.
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  3. Visit  Clementia profile page
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    To the previous poster who discounted a post based on the profile picture attached:

    What a beautiful ad hominem attack. Is this supposed to be a joke, or are you seriously stating that someone's opinion isn't worth listening to based on what he picked for a profile picture?? How is that rational?
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    Quote from Clementia
    To the previous poster who discounted a post based on the profile picture attached:

    What a beautiful ad hominem attack. Is this supposed to be a joke, or are you seriously stating that someone's opinion isn't worth listening to based on what he picked for a profile picture?? How is that rational?
    Thanks for the defense, Clementia. Honestly though, I wasn't upset about it. I'm pretty sure that some other posters might've felt the same way but just didn't say anything. NJforte did say something lol. I can respect that.
  5. Visit  gcupid profile page
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    I wish I was able to get scholarships/grants. I have to pay SallieMae every month just like many others.....
    And I've found that being a black man in the nursing profession has advantages as well as disadvantages. When there is a plus in treatment, there is a minus in another area....It probably all balances out in the long run...

    but recently, I've had to fight so hard that a young black man could actually be competent. Hopefully, I continue to prove individuals wrong. It feels good but then it gets exhausting.
  6. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    I was actually seriously wondering if it won't help to have more men in nursing in terms of people taking the profession more seriously and in terms of increasing pay scales. And yes, I'm female. But nurses always talk about the lack of respect from management, and the non-nursing work they are increasingly forced to do. I think men are less likely to accept low pay, low respect, and non-nursing work. Women and men are still socialized differently.

    The truth is, men are more respected (in general) in my region. They are most definitely paid more. I live in the Southeast. So in a purely pragmatic and selfish way, I've hoped that their increasing entree into the profession in which I will soon find myself will also be advantageous to me.

    Hey, I use what I've got. And when possible, I'll use what other people have got...
    Tflowers34907 likes this.


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