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- Apr 26, '12 by bradonsWhen I started I noticed right away that the male nurse (only one at the time until I finished school) was extremely lazy. And the worst part was that he got away with it. So when I finished my senior practicum and was hired I wanted to go the opposite way of the stereotypical male in the facility (in the past they have all been lazy). After working for 5-6 months a few of the female nurses came up to me and told me I was the first male nurse that actually works, does more for others and actually cares that they've worked with. Now almost working two years I HATE working with the other male nurse because of how lazy and pathetic he is.
- Apr 26, '12 by Nurse_WretchedI have worked with a few lazy nurses... One was male and he'd been working the same job for 20 years. Woah! The other was a nice lady who just didn't fit well in her new job. Other than that, everyone else I have worked with has busted their butt the entire shift to do all of the assigned tasks. I have worked in LTC alot. LTC is crazy!!!
- Apr 30, '12 by bestallaroundNine years ago, when I started as a nurse, I worked with a few excellent male nurses. I had a good opinion of male nurses. I thought they were the best. Three years later, I got a job at our local VA hospital and let me tell you, I have never seen such useless lazy male nurses. It is disgraceful. We have some that will sit and drink coffee and watch ESPN all day while the females are out on the floor busting their butts. We have some that hustle back and forth giving the illusion of being busy, but are actually not doing any work. Alot are on the internet. Some are just tagging along behind the women thinking they are charming, trying to get their attention. It is so frustrating. Just last night I worked a shift with two men and I thought to myself, "Some men just don't have a place in nursing" One was on the internet, taking smoke breaks every 30 min, and the other was chasing my tail trying to talk about personal stuff that I don't care about, unrelated to work, while I'm trying to stayed focused on work. When I first came to work there, I had heard other female nurses say the men were lazy, but to watch it with my own eyes. I don't assume that male nurses are lazy, but when it comes to percentages in my experience, the bad seem to outnumber the good.
- Apr 30, '12 by Nurse_WretchedThe best nurse I know is male! I acknowledge that he is a nursing superhero! Not only does he give exemplary care but he also holds the staff in high regard. Some folks are great nurses but they suck as coworkers due to their ego/attitude. A truly good nurse is also a good person who is nice to work with!
- May 9, '12 by deftonez188It must be something on our Y chromosome, a genetic defect. I only wonder what defect allows generalization of an entire gender based on a few individuals.
Lazy comes in all genders, colors, educational statuses, etc.
- May 9, '12 by GitanoRNfirst of all, let me say that as a seasoned nurse i have worked with excellent male/female nurses and not so good nurses and lastly, i have met my share of those that i have said to myself "they aren't worth 2 dead flies". therefore, what i'm trying to convey is that nursing is not excluded from those that lack the motivation and are there for the pay-check. however, i must say these male nurses which are in questioned, must be good at doing nothing at all and backing it up while charting, for the nm not to noticed their little scheme. having said that, i encountered a couple of individuals with the same work ethics and i gave them an ultimatum after several sessions of counseling; i advised them that it would be in their good interest to move on to another dept. or find themselves no longer needed for their services. needless to say, everything worked out at the end, and they are no longer employed in our facility. i'm a firm believer on giving 2nd.chances to those who deserve it, and letting go of the bad apples before the rest of the bunch follows their lead.Last edit by GitanoRN on May 9, '12
- May 9, '12 by sauconyrunnerI think "Some Nurses are lazy" is a better statement, far more accurate. I can show you a lazy female for every lazy male and vice versa.
- May 10, '12 by amygarsideI think there are as many lazy female nurses as male nurses. It just so happened that in your hospital, there was only one male nurse that can be seen, and unfortunately he was lazy.