Quote from BmtTXLVN
I'm a single Dad With 3 kids and i am the only support they have period.
i go tro school full time and work full time and most of the time ican make time for my children, but not always. The above statement just bites my A** if you know what i mean. Please dont speak for all the males out here if you dfont know us.
As another poster said ... I was speaking "in general" ... and NOT specifically about you as an individual. Certainly a single father is in the same bind as a single mother. I realize that. However, the majority of single parents are women, not men.
Also, in households in which there is both a mother and a father, the mother is usually the one who makes the greater career sacrifices to take care of non-economic family needs. That is very well documented. Of course there are exceptions. In some families, it is very different.
The issue raised by the OP was about nursing in general -- not about what happens in your individual family. Within nursing in general, the majority of nurses are women and not men ... and a majority of those women make career sacrifices in order to take care of their families, sacrifices that the fathers of their children don't make. That's part of the reason why there is a shortage of qualified nurses available for upper level management positions -- and why the proportion of men who are in leadership positions is far higher that the proportion of men within nursing in general.
I'm sorry you were offended by my earlier post. I certainly never meant to offend any single fathers out there -- or fathers who are making career sacrifices for their families in general. But I still believe that what I said is factually correct.