Why aren't there more men in nursing? - page 2

Why aren't there more men in nursing? I was one of four guys in my program when I did my undergraduate degree and one of two in my graduate program. There do not seem to be too many men entering... Read More

  1. Visit  JonRN profile page
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    There is a great untapped resource out there for men to go into nursing. Military medics. I was never recruited after spending 7 1/2 years in the military, when I first got out I tried factory work (too monotonous), and since I had become an LPN in the military, I went to work in a hosp. Then I decided to go to RN school on the GI bill, best decision I ever made. Why the government doesn't spend a little money to try and attract military medics into nursing I'll never understand. Those that have advanced training in the military should be able to complete a 4 year program in less time. I think this would go a long way toward easing the nursing shortage.

    Thanks for reading and please express your opinions about this posting.

    Jon
  2. Visit  vettech profile page
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    Originally posted by JonRN
    There is a great untapped resource out there for men to go into nursing. Military medics. I was never recruited after spending 7 1/2 years in the military, when I first got out I tried factory work (too monotonous), and since I had become an LPN in the military, I went to work in a hosp. Then I decided to go to RN school on the GI bill, best decision I ever made. Why the government doesn't spend a little money to try and attract military medics into nursing I'll never understand. Those that have advanced training in the military should be able to complete a 4 year program in less time. I think this would go a long way toward easing the nursing shortage.

    Thanks for reading and please express your opinions about this posting.

    Jon
    I agree with you whole heartedly! I'd imagine a former military medic would be great to have around, esp in ER/Critical Care.

    What do you think of the military training their doctors and medics at civillian trauma centers? I love the idea. It seems a great way to get real world experience. We have a program here in Houston at Ben Taub hospital and I've heard really good things about it.
  3. Visit  JonRN profile page
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    I think training military MDs and medics at civilian hospitals is a great idea. They see more trauma there in an 8-hr. shift than some people see in their whole career. Wonderul idea!!! Also, medics are good for lots of things other than critical care/ ER, it just so happens IMHO that those are the areas that seem to attract these guys, based on personal experience.
  4. Visit  LPN & EMT-CT profile page
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    In my class it was just one other guy in the class, and from then until now I've been checking around and at my old school and others there is about 5-6 in every 50 females that go into the nursing profession, it needs to be better advertised on TV and around, it's a great profession to be in, because you touch so many lives each and every day.

    LPN & EMT-CT
  5. Visit  Brownms46 profile page
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    I graduated from Vocational nursing school 22yrs ago this past May, and we had 6 males in our class. I don't remember how many students started out in the beginning...but we graduated about 18...so that was 6 males...and 12 women.
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Aug 26, '02


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