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- Feb 4, '06 by CrocutaThink of it in terms of raw percentages. Men currently account for only 15% of the nursing workforce. If your ER nurses have worked with two male nurses and one of them was lazy, then 50% of the male nurses they know have been lazy! Odds are, they've only worked with a relative handful of male nurses in their careers, and it'll only take a couple lazy ones to get the whole lot of us painted with a broad brush.
It's just like anything else though - go the extra mile and they'll end up loving you.
- Mar 1, '06 by tes85I did a project in school on regards to gender issues in nursing and I read that a stereotype within nursing is that men are lazy... I do not believe this to be true at all I'm not even practicing yet I'm still in school and I see the way the guys in my class work and the amount of effort they put into their assignment and projects just to prove "they are worthy" and if men in the nursing profession even put half the effort in their job as the guys in my class do I would not even remotely consider or think they were lazy
- Mar 2, '06 by Roy FokkerQuote from piper_for_hireI work in a busy inner city ICU and everyone is running around. Still - there are a handfull of nurses who say that men are lazy and will all end up in management. Oh - and my favorite - "they can't multitask" - which is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. It's sad because I'm sure they wouldn't want to be stereotyped like that. I mostly ignore it, although lately I've been debating with them - which I think is new for them.
- Mar 11, '06 by GraffiniusI agree with you jenn
- Apr 18, '12 by Nurse_WretchedTwo of the top 5 nurses I know are men. Both of them are amazing nurses! I do think that there are slightly different expectations of male and female nurses where longer term care situations are involved...
Female patients and female family members want to talk to the female on shift. If the nurse is the only female on shift with a bunch of male nursing assistants, this can make for a very hectic shift! Male nurses are not expected to give as much emotional support to family members. It is all about public perception and stereotypes! The unfortunate thing is that this drains female nurses of all of their energy... Guess what gender of family member visits the most? Females. Guess who is super needy and/or drama oriented when they visit? Female family members!
- Apr 19, '12 by KG,RNQuote from Jessy_RNThis is a fact. I hate discrimination (period)Like everything else........you cannot categorize someone solely on their sex.
- Apr 20, '12 by deftonez188Sometimes being more laid back (or at least more stoic) can be misinterpreted in this way.
I've never heard of this 'stereotype' before. Doesn't sound like one, just sounds like some individuals lacking self-esteem in their work/work ethic.
Lazy knows no gender, nor does it know a color.
- Apr 25, '12 by rgroyer1RNBSNI absolutely love this because I had se female nurses tjat were.saying this about me because I am there supervisor, but they finally got the hint since I am always out working the floor instead of sitting at the desk and in my office like their last nm, one of them one night told me they didnt answer call lights because they are an Rn, well how funny seeing as I am an Rn and their manager and I answer lights! Lol! good luck! Rod, Rn, Bsn
- Apr 26, '12 by Nurse_WretchedI love when people pull rank and say that they don't do certain tasks because they think they are above them. It makes me laugh because it shows that they are losers. It takes a real nurse to do whatever it takes to properly care for their patient! If you are too "good" to get your patient a blanket or help them with their bath, then you aren't a real nurse IMHO. Some folks are nurses just for the paycheck and some are real nurses... We all decide which one we are gonna' be.
- Apr 26, '12 by kool-aideQuote from Nurse_WretchedSO TRUE!!!!!I love when people pull rank and say that they don't do certain tasks because they think they are above them. It makes me laugh because it shows that they are losers. It takes a real nurse to do whatever it takes to properly care for their patient! If you are too "good" to get your patient a blanket or help them with their bath, then you aren't a real nurse IMHO. Some folks are nurses just for the paycheck and some are real nurses... We all decide which one we are gonna' be.