I know what you are saying, but my $.02. It is a female dominated profession and always will be. Not many guys want to do the jobs we do day to day.
Women always have and always will have mostly different interests then men. You can't really change that and most likely knew going into nursing you were going to be outnumbered. So probably won't change. Them looking at purses and such shouldn't matter to you anyway as long as it isn't interrupting pt. care or the job
Kids are (usually) the most important thing in their mothers lives, so the mom's are going to talk about them. They're proud, they want to pass the time, and usually they don't care if you want to hear about it or not.
The "catty, back biting/talking, drama". I'm sorry ladies, but it's so true. Ya'll create a lot of it. (Not everyone, i know). I've heard about it from female friends before nursing, but never really believed it until I got into nursing and saw it for myself.
And strangely, I do feel like I hear a lot of trash talking about significant others (who often sound like lazy, worthless etc.), which I always wonder... Why you still with him?
It all depends on the people you work with, I work with a lot of younger nurses like myself and its really not an issue at all, it seems to be the older nurses who have been there a long time that are the worst (again, not everyone, just at my workplace)
All said, I've worked with a lot of guys in other jobs and through nursing school
who were total idiots So its just people. Try to ignore the stuff that bugs you. Not likely to find a floor with more equal ratios unless you work in ED.