Is Being a Male nurse hard?

  1. Is getting ahead in management or moving up the ladder hard to do for a male nurse?
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  3. by   Adjah David Torgbor
    Formally in Ghana,it was difficult for a male to rise to the top in nursing but now things have changed.

  4. by   Thunderwolf
    Not that I've seen.
  5. by   Pacs, RN
    Not as far as I know. I guess if you do your job and you do it good, promotions aren't that far off? Of course you have to be qualified as well.
  6. by   MN-Nurse
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    Is getting ahead in management or moving up the ladder hard to do for a male nurse?
    Men seem to be well represented in nursing leadership positions where I work.
  7. by   Noimanurse
    Being a nurse is hard, whether you stand to pee or sit.
  8. by   MursingMedic
    One of the jobs where I work, The manager and assistant manager are both guys. At my other job my supervisor is a guy.

    I think as long as the old Brunhildas of nursing continue to retire, so too will their prejudices about men in nursing.
  9. by   DavidFR
    In some countries like the UK for example, it's a well documented phenomenon that men in nursing rise to senior positions in disproportionate numbers. Some of that is attributed to larger numbers of female nurses often having to downgrade when they return from maternity leave if they reduce to part time hours, careers being put "on hold" to raise families in a way that few men ever have to do.
  10. by   cnagatz
    I'm a CNA, so don't have any personal experience with this. I will say that I know a male RN at my work who just got promoted to a manager, not two months after he finished his orientation. He was fresh out of nursing school too.
  11. by   MikeJones
    It's easy. You have your work cut out for you just by having a penis. Men follow the money, so that's where they end up, because they got bills to pay. Women, who knows what they do.
  12. by   sutelibunn
    I've been told by several female nurses that I'm lucky because male nurses tend to get promoted more quickly. Time will tell.
  13. by   GitanoRN
    although nursing work doesn't discriminate on gender regarding easy or hard work. men in management or even higher positions in nursing are well represented in several departments where i work. therefore, in answer to your question "no is not harder" is just dedication, determination, and dependability to move up the ladder to achieve those positions.
  14. by   Been there,done that
    I was married to a male nurse. Between that experience and what I have seen in the field... men have a much easier time succeeding in nursing.

    They are usually more assertive and more respected simply because they are male.

    Please... no grief on this one... most male nurses are automatically called "doctor"!