"Professional Dancer" - page 3

So this thread is gonna stay in this forum cause I know I will get so much flack if this showed up in the general forum. Well fellas what do you guys think about a "Professional Dancer" transitioning into the healthcare field by... Read More

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    Ive seen "Adult Film Star" listed on a Resume.. No joke. It was in Las Vegas so I chalked it up to the area and hit the "Print" button and fwded to HR. Of course they made up an excuse on why she couldnt even come in for an interview! I still wonder to this day if anyone hired her.
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    I've talked to a bartender about this. She used to work at a strip club (as a bartender, not dancer) and I asked about putting it on resumes... She said most don't list it on resumes, and just say they were being supported by their parents as the reason for the "gap" in their work history.

    I don't judge people for being strippers or working at Hooters or Twin Peaks or what have you, but personally I would feel uncomfortable with listing something like that on my resume.
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    I once worked with an RN who proudly announced to anyone who would listen that she was a Playboy Bunny back when Playboy Clubs were prevalent around the country. She had - shall we say - "enhancements" and "improvements" that no doubt assisted her in her former career, and helped her to belie her current age.
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    OK Guys -old broad here. Haven't you learned that nothing is really 'new'?

    In my BSN program (~1979-81-ish), one student was working her way through school as a dancer/performer at the biker bar that served as HQ for the Banditos (Tx version of Hell's Angels). She was very studious, made wonderful grades and was a single mom. I got to know her quite well, and we were both hired into a neuro-trauma ICU as new grads. Found out that she opted for this because she could support herself & child by working 2 nights a week, as opposed to working full time and not having enough $ or time for school. Worked out very well for her. She only shared her story with close friends & based on pictures she shared, she was not recognizable IRL as her 'stage persona'. There was also a male student who worked at a local Chippendales-type thing. Word got out after another classmate's bachelorette party (at that establishment). He was also a really great student - he did not share much about personal life, but I would assume it was the same sort of motivation.

    I guess it was easier in those days, before the "everything you do is immortalized for life in digital format on the Internet" fear. I didn't stay in touch, so don't know how either of them ended up. Sometimes there is a good reason (at the time) for life choices that aren't readily apparent to outsiders but in this day of no-hold-barred social media and consequential lack of privacy, the degree of consequences is much more severe. Kind of a shame really. Very difficult to make a new start if you've allowed your life to be chronicled in a public venue that will (literally) be accessible forever.

    Yea - there's nothing new. Flo Nightengale's gals in the Crimea even included a few 'fallen angels'. So go easy on the snark.
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    As to how the profession may act: topic was covered (sort of) here: http://allnurses.com/nursing-and-pro...ut-790577.html

    As for co-workers? What about it? It's no one's business what one does or did with one's personal time outside the facility. Well criminal, drug related or similar activity obviously would be something different, but we're not on that right now.

    By recent news reports and other sources there are college students (undergrad and graduate), along with it seems like everyone else and their mother doing "worse" things here in NYC to make ends meet (hint: it involves a cell phone and or the Internet and pays by the hour), and some of them are attending top shelf NYC colleges like NYU or Columbia.
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    Quote from kalevra
    So this thread is gonna stay in this forum cause I know I will get so much flack if this showed up in the general forum. Well fellas what do you guys think about a "Professional Dancer" transitioning into the healthcare field by paying her way through school by "Dancing". Keep in mind I don't mean interpretive dance, ballet, break dancing, the robot.. hahaha..etc get the idea yet. This popped in my head as my friends and I were celebrating a divorce party.

    I know most of these stories about them doing this for school is fake... but let us entertain the idea for a moment. Imagine you heading off to the ICU , or where ever, to start off your shift. You open the door and there she is standing in front of you is Candy, Mandy, Riley, Sandy....insert stage name here, that you got a lap dance from. Obviously she wont remember you but let us entertain the other idea that she does and gets that OMG look on her face LOL. How would that scenario run? Would you think less of her as a professional? Feel free to throw in any thoughts.




    I just had to put the scenario up today, and yes I know I will most likely get some hate flame on this.
    Hmmmmm...I would think that it would make what I am trying to do go a whole lot smoother LOL!! It does beg the question--if you don't frequent these establishments, how would you know? No different than another male--let's say a patient--saying to you "HEYYYYY I see you at the strip club every weekend".... (although I would LOVE it to have the female say "thanks so much, because of your wonderful tips I am a BSN"!!)

    A long LONG time ago, a number of the nurses were prostitutes. So this historically (HISTORICALLY) has been an occupation for those who had "fallen" (or nuns...talk about a study in opposites)
    Anywho, women (or men) can do what they wanna do when they wanna do it on their time. I have seen people in the club with little on, dirty dancing for free...and it could be a heyyyyy aren't you the girl who was dancing with me on Sat night????

    If I were young, cute, liked to dance and needed cash for school I would be allll over it. (Now I am old, not so cute anymore, but I could make a buck on Senior Citizen's lunch hour......)
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    Quote from jadelpn
    Hmmmmm...I would think that it would make what I am trying to do go a whole lot smoother LOL!! It does beg the question--if you don't frequent these establishments, how would you know? No different than another male--let's say a patient--saying to you "HEYYYYY I see you at the strip club every weekend".... (although I would LOVE it to have the female say "thanks so much, because of your wonderful tips I am a BSN"!!)

    A long LONG time ago, a number of the nurses were prostitutes. So this historically (HISTORICALLY) has been an occupation for those who had "fallen" (or nuns...talk about a study in opposites)
    Anywho, women (or men) can do what they wanna do when they wanna do it on their time. I have seen people in the club with little on, dirty dancing for free...and it could be a heyyyyy aren't you the girl who was dancing with me on Sat night????

    If I were young, cute, liked to dance and needed cash for school I would be allll over it. (Now I am old, not so cute anymore, but I could make a buck on Senior Citizen's lunch hour......)
    Small correction, "nurses" were not prostitutes per se, just that the women often hired to perform the duties often came from the ranks of low and common females. This was mainly because it was deemed not ladylike for an unmarried girl to "care" for a man she was not related by blood. Married women had abit more leeway but it was still frowned upon for decent women to have the sort of intimate contact with men that nursing care requires.

    Florence Nightingale changed all this by being a high born lady who actually provided nursing care to patients male and female.

    Between Miss. Nightingale's methods and her moving the goverence and education of nurses into hospitals "trained" nurses began to take on an air of respectability which allowed the profession to attract nice, decent, law abiding etc girls and young women. Indeed their parents wouldn't have allowed them to become nurses otherwise.

    The various moral clauses in state and facility practice acts are a direct legacy of Miss. Nightingale's efforts. When a nurse showed up for duty in hospital or private home in starched whites and a cap you *knew* you were getting a professional nurse who was a woman of great virtue (or at least in theory, *LOL*), and wouldn't drink, steal, climb into bed with the patient and or try to seduce the master or any other of the men in the house.
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    Know we're not on this exactly, but it bears repeating often; my previous comments not withstanding anyone with a license or considering entering the profession does need to be aware of "morals" type activity that can lead to an offense or criminal conviction.

    Disorderly conduct is considered in some states a "moral turpitude" crime or offense and can prevent one from holding a professional license or even getting into grad school.

    For instance in NYS the BON requires disclosure of criminal convictions, not offenses such as disorderly conduct. However cross the river to New Jersey and it is a different story. There I believe not only does one have to disclose but that conviction can prevent you from holding a license.

    Nurses in NYS have lost their license for running afoul of "moral character" behaviour which sometimes lead to criminal charges. One recent and infamous event involved a male RN who was caught having a "romp" on a LIRR train.
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    Historically speaking nurses were camp followers. They followed the Armies through Europe and Asia. Enlisted men were not permitted to have "wives" accompany them overseas. Their "women" followed and camped outside the lines. If the husband/soldier died, she had to find a new protector. Their jobs were to nurse, launder, assist with food. Only sargents could have wives along. If the sargeant died, the Mrs. had to remarry pronto or become a follower. They were a hardy bunch.

    Oh, and their is an old British Army saying "Officers have ladies, Sargeants have wives, other ranks have women".
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    I am a female too, but I would say it doesn't matter at all, all that matters is that you are a good nurse when you become one.

    Just be warned it is not the wide open field it used to be and very competitive.
    Yea, and things do tend to come back to haunt you.

    Imagine the patient that received a lap dance, and now he sees that she is his nurse. I'd venture to say there'd be some conflict there, especially as he is more uncomfortable when his wife and kids are around.

    Not judging. . .just saying that things do come back to haunt you.

    Probably best to move away from your area of dancer fame.


    LOL, BTW, at a totally different, um, kind of post.


    Course, I'd be wondering if the dancing helped pay for non-academically earned high grades, if you know what I mean. And that definitely happens.


    For the nurse, I'd say, change your ways, start fresh, and move elsewhere.

    Plus most nurses are females, and the idea of women being objectified is not something many of us find of any real value. I mean, it's not something many of us would feel happy or proud to know about you. No offense, just being honest. It's the idea of being viewed as a sexual object, and how that relates to those many females that seek work in various professions. I can say that after having patients, doctors, and other nurses come on to me many times. Nurses can already get disrespected, and really have to set the limits, so they can function professionally in their roles as nurses. Same thing with female physicians. So, yea, other females will probably at least think internally with an yuck factor. But if you have changed and seen the light in terms of devaluing women by playing to men's objectification of them, in time, we will probably let you slide.

    Short answer. After graduation, MOVE!
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