You know you're a male RN when...... - page 6

It's about time for a new thread to breathe life into this tired forum..... Here we go! You know you're a male RN when: - You constantly complain to coworkers that your scrubs are too... Read More

  1. by   NurseAnnie85
    i'm sorry bout the scrubs...anyways i was just scoping out the male nurse forum because i was wondering if anymore men had shown up! we need more men in nursing!! besides dont let the scrubs get you down, guys i scrubs are hot! keep up the good work gentlemen!
    A female nurse ( surprise surprise! right?)
    Andrea
  2. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from nurseannie85
    i'm sorry bout the scrubs...anyways i was just scoping out the male nurse forum because i was wondering if anymore men had shown up! we need more men in nursing!! besides dont let the scrubs get you down, guys i scrubs are hot! keep up the good work gentlemen!
    a female nurse ( surprise surprise! right?)
    andrea
    don't feel bad, i'm a women, and i like to read the post in the male nursing forum, they are usually funny!
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from gt4everpn
    don't feel bad, i'm a women, and i like to read the post in the male nursing forum, they are usually funny!
    i dont read posts in the female forum, if there is one, i never looked.
    yuck
  4. by   MajorDomo
    Here are my two:
    1. Parents glare at you like your Chester the Molester when you cath their febrile baby girl.
    2. Your on a date and the girl finds out your a nurse and the conversation turns to "female problems."

    Also when pts call me Doctor, my usual reply is "No I work for a living, I'm a nurse."

    Major Domo
  5. by   Brad_RN_Student_PA
    ...You know you are a male nurse when...
    ...You are 'expected' to be strong, insensitive, and looking at her butt
    ...You feel as if you have to explain to patients that your spouse is actually a female
    ...You have to explain to your friends that you actually make more than they do, and all that money for just putting people on bedpans and giving people tylenol
    ...You sit by yourself at your first, second, and third day of orientation
    ...You have to remind your supervisor that "the girls" does not necessarily include you.
  6. by   anonymurse
    Quote from MajorDomo
    Also when pts call me Doctor, my usual reply is "No I work for a living, I'm a nurse."
    Yeah, that classic is a senior NCO's line, but hospital nursing amounts to pretty much the same thing.
  7. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from styRN
    ...you use the employee bathroom and notice someone got some water spray on the toilet seat from washing/drying their hands - so you make sure you clean off the toilet seat because you KNOW that the next person who uses the bathroom with blame the only male nurse on the floor for peeing on the seat!

    Oh my god, I was thinking this and wondering if anyone else was as paranoid as me on this one! ROFLOL
  8. by   Eyefish999
    Quote from JohnBearPA
    Oh my god, I was thinking this and wondering if anyone else was as paranoid as me on this one! ROFLOL
    i was thinking the same thing,,and women seem to leave bits and pieces of toilet paper on the floor all the time, i have no idea what their problem is, some are big wads of balled up paper too, before i became a nurse i was a janitor throughout nursing school and have noticed the same thing for every bathroom.
  9. by   Bokyo
    got one female patient with Spinal Cord injury Young and Beautiful....poor lady...well anyways she needs to get catheterized Q4H....the F Nurse assigned to her was so busy that time...so she ask me a favor to do it....but i heard from other Nurses that this patient was so picky and so demanding that no one would like to be assigned in that Station...
    Then i entered her room...but upon seeing me....huuuu i got surprised that she never complain at all...why a Male nurse will do the procedure....from then on...she will always ask that i be the one to do it!! But Hey.....i was so careful...you know guys what i mean.....

    When she started showing some interest in me....then i never do the cath anymore....
  10. by   Marchantia
    Patients refer to the female nurses as 'nurse' and they call you by your first name.

    When the female nurses say how comfortable they feel with you in the room and not with the male techs (it becomes even more embarasing when such statements are made right in fromt of the male techs and the snickers that burst out of them).

    When the attending bursts out on you for things not going his way, despite female nurses also being present in the same procedure.

    when you tell people that you are a nurse and they reaffirm by saying 'oh so ure a 'male nurse'

    when ure asked the same age old frustrating question, why did you take up nursing? you should have been a doctor...
  11. by   Jedi of Zen
    Quote from styRN
    this fits because I don't think it happens too often with female nurses, but with surprising regularity with me:

    you enter a patient's room for the first time, stethescope around your neck or otherwise holding some type of device/equipment or a chart, and before you can introduce yourself, they greet you "hello doctor".

    LOL, I'm an EKG tech (pre-nursing student) and I even get that sometimes. I think when people just see a guy in scrubs at a hospital, some people anyway - they just automatically assume it's a doctor unless informed otherwise.
  12. by   crossbow
    This is my first post on this forum....

    1. When I have my very own restroom at night on my unit - Public Men's room ( I work nights)

    2. When I get blamed for leaving the toilet seat up even when I don't use the employee's restroom (see No 1) :angryfire

    3.When I get a female patient from a different race demanding I get a female nurse to "change" her mother.

    4.When I get a backslap and the ladies get a curt "Good Morning Ladies" from the Male Attendings.
  13. by   SCGreywolf
    Quote from pawashrn
    You know your a male RN. When the male physician ask about the patient and you don't receive a hug/cuddle/pat/smile/giggle/and making rounds on the patient takes approx. 3 minutes........Just the facts.
    I don't know about that. There's two female docs here that seem to take forever when it's my patient.....and 30 seconds when the nurse is female. "Course, one of them is married to Gargantua and the other one LOOKS like Gargantua. Oh, well.
    The wolf

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