Hunky nurses pose for pin-up calendar - page 3

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Mr. October is one of the hottest guys in the 2005 calendar. He wears camouflage pants and a black T-shirt, stretched tight over thick biceps. He holds a bow and arrow. A quiver hangs from a clip on his belt. A turkey... Read More


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    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    The "naughty nurse" stereotype hurts all of us. No, one calanedar will probably not have much negative impact on The Image of Nursing, but the thousands and thousands of depictions of nurses as stupid sex objects over the last 70 years or so has had a large impact. You've heard the saying "image is everything"?
    I'm sure the tenacious nurse-as-bimbo stereotype affects our wages, how seriously we are taken, legislation, and even how many pts nurses are assigned.

    If you want to be in a girly calender, fine- just don't identify yourself as a nurse when you do it. Leave our profession out of it.

    Well said HellllllllloNurse ..well said!
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    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    The "naughty nurse" stereotype hurts all of us. No, one calanedar will probably not have much negative impact on The Image of Nursing, but the thousands and thousands of depictions of nurses as stupid sex objects over the last 70 years or so has had a large impact. You've heard the saying "image is everything"? I'm sure the tenacious nurse-as-bimbo stereotype affects our wages, how seriously we are taken, legislation, and even how many pts nurses are assigned. If you want to be in a girly calender, fine- just don't identify yourself as a nurse when you do it. Leave our profession out of it.
    In regards to the male nurse calendar, does this mean that they will get lower wages, more patients and crappy legislation because they posed for a calendar?? Personally, I think a calendar featuring male nurses would have the opposite effect that a female nurses caledar would have. I think the calendar was a fun idea, but I still would have liked to see the money go towards charity.

    I personally don't feel slighted against because I am a woman, and because I happen to be a nurse. I don't feel like men are leering at me because they are imagining me in some naughty nurse get-up. I think I am sexy, and my boyfriend agrees. However, when I am on the job...its all business. I get respect because of what I have to contend with...and my gender has nothing to do with it. I'm not going to be treated a sex object because I simply won't allow it. If nurses want to shed their scrubs and pose for Playgirl/Playboy, more power to them, but I am not going to let it personally bother me. Do what you will to yourself, but don't bring it to my door. I can fight my own battles, thank you...and I don't need anyone speaking for me.
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    Quote from headhurt
    personally, i think a calendar featuring male nurses would have the opposite effect that a female nurses caledar would have. i think the calendar was a fun idea, but i still would have liked to see the money go towards charity.
    ...the nebraska hospital association is using the calendars as a recruiting tool and to raise money for nursing scholarships for both sexes. there's a severe shortage of nurses in the state, the association says.

    according to the nebraska center for nursing, there are more than 26,000 nebraska nurses, but only about 1,100 of them are men.

    to apply for the "nebraska men in nursing 2005 calendar," guys sent in snapshots and responded to the questions: what do you find most rewarding about nursing? why did you become nurse?

    about 65 men applied. a committee selected the 12, representing various areas of nursing, such as anesthesia, pediatrics, burn, flight and emergency.

    excerpts of their responses are in the calendar along with two photos: one of them in their work clothes and the other in the regular-guy clothes they wear while doing their hobbies....
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    This is halarious to me in a sarcastic kind of way. I was just at an expo in Cherry Hill where one of the speakers told a story about how nursing is portrayed in the public eye. More or less her story said how women in nursing are thought of as a bunch of easy, drinking, party girls who run around with nothing but their nurses' caps and bathing suits on. I find this kind of ironic, thats all.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Brian would make a much better cover---or centerfold


    ....but know his wife would object!
    I'm voting for Ted, but he MUST hold that urinal in the air in the pic.
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    In todays world, do we tend to spend way to much time over the way things look, the way things seem, the way things are percieved, the way things are taken, etc.

    Cant we just be oursekves anymore
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    Hmmmm....

    So, we 'murses' are now in calenders to encourage recruitment eh?
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    That worse "murse" still irks me.

    And i still feel the calendar is ridiculous.
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    Quote from Headhurt
    In regards to the male nurse calendar, does this mean that they will get lower wages, more patients and crappy legislation because they posed for a calendar?? Personally, I think a calendar featuring male nurses would have the opposite effect that a female nurses caledar would have. I think the calendar was a fun idea, but I still would have liked to see the money go towards charity.

    I personally don't feel slighted against because I am a woman, and because I happen to be a nurse. I don't feel like men are leering at me because they are imagining me in some naughty nurse get-up. I think I am sexy, and my boyfriend agrees. However, when I am on the job...its all business. I get respect because of what I have to contend with...and my gender has nothing to do with it. I'm not going to be treated a sex object because I simply won't allow it. If nurses want to shed their scrubs and pose for Playgirl/Playboy, more power to them, but I am not going to let it personally bother me. Do what you will to yourself, but don't bring it to my door. I can fight my own battles, thank you...and I don't need anyone speaking for me.
    Good point. Let's stop feeling victimized by the stereotypes that may or may not exist in regard to nursing and instead inform the public as to what our profession is really about
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    So, Brian, when can we expect to see the allnurses guys calendar?
    Interesting concept...can you imagine teeituptom or Tweety posing for this calendar? (Sorry guys, couldn't resist.)


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