Please Take Our Men in Nursing Survey - page 5

Gentlemen: Thank you for helping us with our class project on men in nursing at College of DuPage. Please respond by October 31, 2005. We will compare our results to the 2005 Hodes Research... Read More

  1. by   Demonsthenes
    Quote from The Nursinator
    Gentlemen:

    Thank you for helping us with our class project on men in nursing at College of DuPage. Please respond by October 31, 2005. We will compare our results to the 2005 Hodes Research survey.

    This survey should be pretty easy and take just a few minutes. Please answer the following questions with Y (YES), N (NO), a number or abbreviation (e.g. - BSN). Please copy and paste the following questions with your answer after each question and post your responses here in this thread.

    What is your age? 60 years old

    Are you currently working as a nurse?No

    How long have you been a nurse? 25 years

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?No

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)Not applicable

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have? Associate of Science in Nursing

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue? None

    Are you currently a nursing student?

    Is nursing a second career? Yes

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker) Business

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?No

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?No

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)No

    Are/were you a paramedic?N o

    Were you a medic in the military?No

    Do you have a previous college degree?Yes

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?4 years

    Were you a pre-med student?Yes

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?Yes

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?No

    THANKS! PLEASE ADD ANY COMMENTS BELOW
    I have experience severe and continuous discrimination as a male in nursing.
    A recent study came to the conclusion that men experience severe discrimination in nursing, all tradtionally female jobs, and all tradtionally male jobs.
  2. by   RollingThunder
    What is your age?
    34

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    Yes

    How long have you been a nurse?
    Three days (seriously)

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    No

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)
    OR

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    BSN

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    MSN

    Are you currently a nursing student?
    Not as of 12/17/05

    Is nursing a second career?
    Yes

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    Golf Professional and General Manager of private country club (8 years)
    State Hospital Facility Maintenance Manager (2 years)

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?
    Yes

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    Dunno

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    Dunno

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    No, but three of the guys that I graduated with were. There was a fourth that fell in the class behind us because of Adult Health II (and partying).

    Were you a medic in the military?
    No, but one of the above was/is.

    Do you have a previous college degree?
    Yes. BS Psychology & AA Social Sciences

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?
    AA 1991, BS Psy 1993, BSN 2005

    Were you a pre-med student?
    Negative.

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    No.

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Yes. Most all of my teachers, nurses in clinical experiences and physicians seemed to really prefer working with the guys and would really make an attempt at giving a little more emphasis to teaching us on the floor.
  3. by   PickyRN
    What is your age?

    31

    Are you currently working as a nurse?

    yes

    How long have you been a nurse?

    two years

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?

    Nope. In Iowa

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)

    Med Surg

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?

    Just my RN.

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?

    ACLS, possibly CRNA

    Are you currently a nursing student?

    yes, currently in a RN-BSN

    Is nursing a second career?

    Yes.

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)

    My first career was as a pastor, but I couldn't come up with the scratch to pay for my theology student loans, so here I am.

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?

    I guess you could call it that. I was managing the church, but they hired me, but I led them....whatever.

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?

    Not that I have heard.

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)

    Probably at some point.

    Are/were you a paramedic?

    No, although I wish I had been.

    Were you a medic in the military?

    Nope.

    Do you have a previous college degree?

    Yes.

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    BS in Theology, Master of Arts in Theology.

    Were you a pre-med student?

    I was a pre-med student at one point, then decided that nursing was better suited to my long term goals.

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    Yes, but mostly by patients. Some women can't handle the thought of a male nurse. Also, I worked at a nursing home, and a patient of mine who I was very close to (we talked a lot as I helped her ambulate up and down the halls), all of a sudden her ADL's took a nosedive and she needed help dressing, toileting, etc. Her daughter came out and said, I don't want any men helping my mother. As if we are all rapists and stuff. That bugged me.

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    I take it that you mean "got paid more than equal level female nurses" or something comparable. If that's the question, then the answer is "no."

    Picky RN
  4. by   WildShot
    What is your age?
    40

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    No, Nursing Student

    How long have you been a nurse?
    see above

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    No I WILL graduate on dec 12 2006, in California PA

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. – ER, teach, etc.)
    Home care

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    ADN

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    BSN maybe CRNP

    Are you currently a nursing student?
    Yes
    Is nursing a second career?
    Yes

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. – butcher, baker, candle maker)
    USN (sattelite communications) Silversmith, EMT

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?
    Tech Control in Navy

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    Yes, Most place that I have applied for Mentorship have asked me if I plan to go on to a supervisory position ( Favorite answer " I just want to be a Good Nurse First !"

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON’T KNOW also acceptable)
    I dont know, But I would like to see more smiling and happy people that work in the hospital, I think that if we do view our Calling instead of our career that might help us, Also I like to say "thank you " alot. Most people on the floors dont use those two little words, I think that helps I get strange looks.

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    EMT
    Were you a medic in the military?
    No
    Do you have a previous college degree?
    no

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    Were you a pre-med student?
    no

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?OH YES, Mainly that I am a Male Nursing student and that instructors ask if its okay for me to come into womens rooms and just bring the women into the guys rooms and dont think anything with it. I also found out that men DO NOT understand how to multi task ( lol told her No but we can have two or three girlfriends at once and they dont know it, but we cant multi task ( instructor didnt like that answer ))

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?yes, Most pt.s listen to me more then they do the nurses. Pts tend to think I am a doctor instead of a nurse and people usually dont act up when I walk into a room. I can talk to men pts on a level where they are comfortable (once they decide I am not gay)

    THANKS! PLEASE ADD ANY COMMENTS BELOW
    Comments ? I think being a nurse is one of the hardest and rewarding thing that I can do in my life. For a bunch of hours I am the best friend of someone and they look to me for comfort help and advice. I can touch so many people in one day and they can also touch me. I think its wonderful and I hope this never goes away.

    P.S. to anyone who does read this that is or is going into the nursing or health care profession

    Thank You for caring about me, my family and friends !!!

    Shotsy !!!
  5. by   fgold
    What is your age?
    37

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    yes, per diem psych nursing

    How long have you been a nurse?
    lpn for 2+ years Rn for one month

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    no

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)
    psych but want to get into ER

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    associate

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?

    bsn. possibly more
    Are you currently a nursing student?
    no

    Is nursing a second career?
    third career

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    retail and electronics

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?
    yes

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    no

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    maybe

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    no

    Were you a medic in the military?
    no

    Do you have a previous college degree?
    no

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    Were you a pre-med student?
    no

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    yes by one clinical instructor

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    no
  6. by   Tri
    Quote from The Nursinator
    Gentlemen:

    Thank you for helping us with our class project on men in nursing at College of DuPage. Please respond by October 31, 2005. We will compare our results to the 2005 Hodes Research survey.

    This survey should be pretty easy and take just a few minutes. Please answer the following questions with Y (YES), N (NO), a number or abbreviation (e.g. - BSN). Please copy and paste the following questions with your answer after each question and post your responses here in this thread.

    What is your age?

    Y

    Are you currently working as a nurse?

    Y

    How long have you been a nurse?

    21 years

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?

    NO

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)

    as a CRNA

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?

    MS in Nurse anesthesia

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?

    Are you currently a nursing student?

    N

    Is nursing a second career?

    N

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?

    N

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)

    N

    Are/were you a paramedic?

    N

    Were you a medic in the military?


    N
    Do you have a previous college degree?

    N

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?



    Were you a pre-med student?


    N

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    N

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    N

    THANKS! PLEASE ADD ANY COMMENTS BELOW
    OK
  7. by   2dCareer
    What is your age?
    44

    Are you currently working as a nurse?

    NO

    How long have you been a nurse?

    N/A

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?

    NO

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)

    Approaching Graduation (<60 days!) - B.S.N., Health Services Instructor & Clinic Manager

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?

    Approaching Graduation (<60 days!) - B.S.N. & current NREMT

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?

    M.S.N. - Anesthesia and/or Family Practice

    Are you currently a nursing student?

    YES - Approaching Graduation (<60 days!)

    Is nursing a second career?

    YES

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)

    Media/Public Relations & Business Owner

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?

    YES - business owner

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?

    YES

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)

    UNSURE

    Are/were you a paramedic?

    current NREMT/Firefighter

    Were you a medic in the military?

    NO

    Do you have a previous college degree?

    YES, two - B.S. & A.S., and work toward M.A. & M.B.A.

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    15

    Were you a pre-med student?

    NO - but earlier considered going to Osteopathic Medical School (D.O., not M.D.) with a close friend whom is now deceased

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    YES - some "old line" instructors seem to think nursing is "women's" work exclusively

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?

    YES - am outspoken and am often deferred to in leadership opportunities, whether because of my age/experience (and grey hair) or sex, I don't know

    THANKS! PLEASE ADD ANY COMMENTS BELOW

    I'm very much looking forward to my new career! It truly energizes me. Does anyone else also hear remarks like, "Oh, we need more nurses... especially male nurses" when telling people your profession, e.g. nursing?
  8. by   cacwell
    What is your age?
    32

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    Y

    How long have you been a nurse?
    1yr

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    N

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)
    ER & ICU

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    BSN

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    MSN/CRNA

    Are you currently a nursing student?
    N

    Is nursing a second career?
    Y

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    United States Marine Corps Infantry (ie. Killer)

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?
    Y

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    N

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    HELL NO

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    N

    Were you a medic in the military?
    N

    Do you have a previous college degree?
    Y

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?
    5yr

    Were you a pre-med student?
    Y

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Every day

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Y but rarely
  9. by   ChesterRN
    What is your age? 36

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    Yes

    How long have you been a nurse?
    1994

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    No

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)
    Instructor and CCT Nurse

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    ASN

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    Ph.D or Dr.NP

    Are you currently a nursing student?
    Yes

    Is nursing a second career?
    Yes

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    EMT-Paramedic

    Were you in a management position in your previous career?
    No

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    No


    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    Helz No!

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    Yes

    Were you a medic in the military?
    No

    Do you have a previous college degree?
    No

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    Were you a pre-med student?
    No

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Yes and Yes

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    No, but I was always the one they called for the grunt work (lifting, moving, ect)
  10. by   AmerDutch
    What is your age? 44

    Are you currently working as a nurse?
    Yes

    How long have you been a nurse?
    1990

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.?
    No

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.)
    Home Health

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have?
    LPN

    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    RN

    Are you currently a nursing student?
    No

    Is nursing a second career?
    No

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)


    Were you in a management position in your previous career?


    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    No


    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    No

    Are/were you a paramedic?
    No

    Were you a medic in the military?
    No

    Do you have a previous college degree?
    No

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    Were you a pre-med student?
    No

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    No

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Yes-in my experience, older men often feel more comfortable being nursed at home by another male.
  11. by   dan_haifa
    What is your age? 49

    Are you currently working as a nurse? Y

    How long have you been a nurse? 10

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.? Y

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.) LTC
    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have? RN-D
    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    BSN

    Are you currently a nursing student? N

    Is nursing a second career? Y

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    MD

    Were you in a management position in your previous career? Y

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender?
    N

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable)
    N

    Are/were you a paramedic? N

    Were you a medic in the military? Y

    Do you have a previous college degree? N

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school?

    Were you a pre-med student? N

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    N

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    N
    Last edit by dan_haifa on Apr 16, '06
  12. by   bsweilrn
    What is your age? 42

    Are you currently working as a nurse? Y

    How long have you been a nurse? 16 yrs

    Did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the U.S.? N

    What area do you work in now? (e.g. - ER, teach, etc.) TELEPHONE TRIAGE
    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have? MSN
    What nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue?
    MSN

    Are you currently a nursing student? N

    Is nursing a second career? Y

    If YES, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker)
    BACHELORS DEGREE IN ADVERTISING

    Were you in a management position in your previous career? N

    Do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender? N

    Do you intend to become a nurse manager? (MAYBE & DON'T KNOW also acceptable) N


    Are/were you a paramedic? Y

    Were you a medic in the military? N

    Do you have a previous college degree? Y

    If YES, how many years prior to nursing school? 2YRS

    Were you a pre-med student? N

    Have you experienced NEGATIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    Y

    Have you experienced POSITIVE discrimination as a nurse or nursing student?
    N
  13. by   Russ McGuire
    what is your age? 51

    are you currently working as a nurse? yes

    how long have you been a nurse? 27 years

    did you graduate from a nursing program outside of the u.s.? no

    what area do you work in now? (e.g. - er, teach, etc.) nursing and patient care administration

    what nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you have? adn, bsn, msn, phd; cnaa, bc

    what nursing-related degree or certification(s) do you intend to pursue? none at this time

    are you currently a nursing student? no

    is nursing a second career? no

    if yes, briefly describe previous career(s). (e.g. - butcher, baker, candle maker) n/a

    were you in a management position in your previous career? n/a

    do you believe that people expect you to become a nurse manager because of your gender? no

    do you intend to become a nurse manager? (maybe & don't know also acceptable) currently a cne

    are/were you a paramedic? yes

    were you a medic in the military? no

    do you have a previous college degree? no

    if yes, how many years prior to nursing school? n/a

    were you a pre-med student? no

    have you experienced negative discrimination as a nurse or nursing student? no

    have you experienced positive discrimination as a nurse or nursing student? yes

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