Polling our male nurses: What area of nursing are you currently in right now? - page 17

by Thunderwolf

Thought this would give us all a nice visual once folks place their vote. Currently, I am in Ortho-Neuro Med Surg. Also, I have placed a similar poll in our Male Nursing Student Forum. That poll can be viewed... Read More


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    Long Term Care but I get floated to the Sub Acute floor also.
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    RETIRED !!
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    RN CCHP (Certified Correctional Health Professional) twenty years working in 2 large urban jail settings. Never have worked in prison setting. Most challenging is the integration of Nursing Excellence into a site operated by Law Enforcement (quasi military) and maintaining compassion for all patients incarcerated; maintaining professional decorum where verbal abuse and threats by patients are common. To keep totally objective in all patient encounters and working alongside some custody staff that are "bullies" and attempt to antagonize inmates; be comfortable and high functioning in a setting that has potential for violence; attacks on staff by inmates. To be an advocate for all persons in the facility regardless of crimes they have been convicted for committing or pending charges. Crisis oriented and highest stress possible for nurses. It's great!
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    ICU/CCU full-time, and ICU at another hospital PRN.
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    Looks like ICU, ED, Psych, and Flight make up about 50% of nurses who happen to be male. Not bad!

    ICU for me. Eventually I'll make the transition from Level 3 to Level 1.
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    Thomas I have done corrections and yes, its tough to get the attitude changed. I have told the inmates I don't care when you did to get into prison, my job is make sure they do not get sicker. I never had a real problem, usually one of the young one would mouth off to see what I would do. I gave them one warning that I wont tolerate that behavior, if it continued, I stopped the med pass and returned to the clinic. Its amazing how many apologies I got when the other inmates had a "talk" with the young one. Have to say, I don't miss that job at all...

    Quote from Thomas RN
    RN CCHP (Certified Correctional Health Professional) twenty years working in 2 large urban jail settings. Never have worked in prison setting. Most challenging is the integration of Nursing Excellence into a site operated by Law Enforcement (quasi military) and maintaining compassion for all patients incarcerated; maintaining professional decorum where verbal abuse and threats by patients are common. To keep totally objective in all patient encounters and working alongside some custody staff that are "bullies" and attempt to antagonize inmates; be comfortable and high functioning in a setting that has potential for violence; attacks on staff by inmates. To be an advocate for all persons in the facility regardless of crimes they have been convicted for committing or pending charges. Crisis oriented and highest stress possible for nurses. It's great!


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