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- Aug 11, '06 by Balder_LPNQuote from underwatergirlmmmmm.....not reallyHey JSJ,
I like variety in my life, I like learning new things, experiencing new things...I like to be different than the men in my life...Looks, Jobs, Personalities, Backgrounds....I like the spice of it. For instance I am blonde, won't date a blonde....I have green eyes, I don't care for green or blue eyes. I know it is strange and crazy. But dang if went some where with a man with simular looks like me....I wanna know if my kid has my looks or his. You may think it is shallow but look at it like this....most women have a height requirement, men have desires with legs, butt, or breast....mine just go deeper.
- Aug 11, '06 by darkclownPersonnally, when asked what I do for a living by family and friends, I find it to be much easier to just lie my ass off. Let's face it, there is nothing manly about "nursing" someone ill anymore than it is to nurse a child. Oh, but don't we gents like to tell ourselves otherwise.
- Aug 11, '06 by glenwoodNurses make wonderfull husbands. The prettyest girl in my nursing school broke all the doctors hearts when she married a nurse. Nusrses give back rubs, are people oriented and nurturing. my husband would be just perfect if only he were a nurse. Come to think of it nurses also make wonderfull wives.Last edit by glenwood on Aug 11, '06
- Aug 12, '06 by ccunurseboyHeh... great thread. I've noticed that when girls find out I'm a nurse the first thing they tend to do is try to figure out if I'm gay... some are more subtle than others... sometimes I'll be as ambiguous as possible... just to see how long they'll keep at it. Of course I've been hit on at work a fair number of times, too. If you're getting that response from "all" the girls, you're just talking to the wrong ones.
- Aug 13, '06 by DabuggyHello,
I had simular experiences with women being a male nursing student. One lady even stated " Whats wrong with you, nursing is for women". Obviously she asked for another nurse.
I worked as a carpenter, and made the transition into nursing after caring for my terminally ill mother. Thank you, to all you hospice nurses.
So now the door is opening for me. Not sure in which direction I will go, hospice, correctional institution, burn unit, etc.
Oh and the OB unit,,,,, finally got to see a birth on my last clinical only because of a fellow students sister-in-law was delivering and explained my situation. Nice to have friends looking out for you.
- Aug 16, '06 by LoganHi,
All you 'new' nurses out there (and future nurses! ) - remember that while public perception is hard to change, it's upto us to strive for that change! Your professional behaviour as a nurse will go MILES in helping alter public perception of males in nursing.
Remember, nursing was a male dominant profession at incpetion and for many years in it's history!
This issue isn't about "dominance" though -- if physicians aren't questioned about their gender, why should nurses?
Think about it!
- Aug 16, '06 by nathan777I don't know about that, I get respect. Right now I would love to find another female nurse close to the Ohio Valley to date. We would have so much in common and could help each other study. Nathan777
- Sep 1, '06 by patrick1rnYea is great that women have interest in men who are nurses. Im a man and im a RN. and yea im a soldier in the army guard also.
- Sep 1, '06 by busyernurseTo all male nurses and student nurses-- I agree completely w/ all the previous comments by posters regarding male nurses. I have been a nurse for 16 years and my husband of 2 years is also an RN, and we also work together in our hospital. He is one of the most caring people that I have ever met, and his patients and coworkers really enjoy him at work. I think that some people look at him with respect, or admiration that he took it upon himself to work in a field where he is in the minority and do such a great job everyday. (Of course, I'm partial) but he has a sensitivity that also is carried from work to our home life, and I could not ask for a more loving husband.
To the guys, please don't let anyone shoot down your desire to become a nurse if that is what you want, please know that there are plenty of us female nurses that love working with you and appreciate the job you do every day!