How do you feel about male nurses in OB/GYN/NICU? - page 2

Hello, I just finished my preceptorship and will be graduating in December. I really enjoyed my clinical rotations in OB/GYN, but there are no male nurses. My longterm goal is to be a NICU nurse. I... Read More

  1. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    Go for it if it's your passion. Nothing wrong with a male nurse in any of those fields
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  3. Visit  klone} profile page
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    I have no opinion. If they're good at their job, then great! I don't feel like men should NOT go into OB/Gyn, if that's what they want to do.
  4. Visit  klone} profile page
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    Quote from jenrninmi
    I also don't understand why a female would want to be a proctologist.
    Huh? Females don't have rectums? What about proctology makes it a "male" field?

    Your views are completely illogical, as well as offensive. It's possible that it is indeed just *you*.
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  5. Visit  ChristinaBee} profile page
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    Cmon now No need to be offended! Everyone has and is entitled to their own opinions. I do Understand what Jen... is saying & I truly do get your point as well. I have had 5 children & 2 miscarriages & yes, it would be a bit strange for me to labor with a man, as I havnt done it that way before. Im also afraid I might have been inclined to get upset with them(if they maybe tried to be too bossy) because they honestly dont know what Im feeling(during a particularly emotional/unmedicated birth). I can get pretty testy! However, Ive had male Physicians that have delivered my babies( 5 0ut of the 7 actually)& it seems they, in alot of ways can sometimes even be better than women ob's.
  6. Visit  nohika} profile page
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    Quote from ChristinaBee
    Cmon now No need to be offended! Everyone has and is entitled to their own opinions. I do Understand what Jen... is saying & I truly do get your point as well. I have had 5 children & 2 miscarriages & yes, it would be a bit strange for me to labor with a man, as I havnt done it that way before. Im also afraid I might have been inclined to get upset with them(if they maybe tried to be too bossy) because they honestly dont know what Im feeling(during a particularly emotional/unmedicated birth). I can get pretty testy! However, Ive had male Physicians that have delivered my babies( 5 0ut of the 7 actually)& it seems they, in alot of ways can sometimes even be better than women ob's.
    But the thing is that there are plenty of women nurses out there that haven't given birth - why does being a woman give automatic credit? A man can be just as respectful and caring if not more so than some women out there.
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  7. Visit  arje232323} profile page
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    I have worked in a LDRP setting for 11 plus years . I have worked with some male nurses that are great nurses . But I can tell you they aren't meet with alot of open arms. You will have some women that dont care but alot will . Everyone is different . Women CHOOSE their Dr male or female. As far as male RN in Ob ESP the labor part my experience is that you may meet with resistance . As far as NICU that would not matter Male or female. Good luck !
  8. Visit  Strawberry_Fields} profile page
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    Male obgyn nurses don't bother me a bit. Actually, when I had my son almost 7 weeks ago, my L&D nurse was male and he was wonderful. I hope he's still there when/if we have another baby. I had a very difficult labor and had to have a c-section, and I'm lucky to have had such a wonderful nurse there with me. Gender doesn't really matter at all to me when it comes to nurses, or doctors. All I care about is that they are good at their job.
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  9. Visit  cosmicmama} profile page
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    Quote from caregiver1977
    Well, many OBGYNs are males, why can't there be male nurses in this field? Doesn't make sense for there not to be male OBGYN nurses.
    Where I live male OB/GYN's do not go in and do a vaginal exam on a patient without a female nurse in the room with him. Male OB nurses would not work because they wouldn't be allowed to examine a woman without another nurse present, so what's the point? I think male nurses would be fine in Peds and NICU, most just seem to be drawn to ER and ICU in my experience. I may be old school, but an L&D nurse is bonding with a laboring woman in a different capacity than the MD is, I think it would be weird and inappropriate for the nurse to be male. It would be like having a male midwife. I think birth is mostly a domain where women should support other women.
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  10. Visit  DizzyLizzyNurse} profile page
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    Quote from holisticRNcoach
    Where I live male OB/GYN's do not go in and do a vaginal exam on a patient without a female nurse in the room with him. Male OB nurses would not work because they wouldn't be allowed to examine a woman without another nurse present, so what's the point? I think male nurses would be fine in Peds and NICU, most just seem to be drawn to ER and ICU in my experience. I may be old school, but an L&D nurse is bonding with a laboring woman in a different capacity than the MD is, I think it would be weird and inappropriate for the nurse to be male. It would be like having a male midwife. I think birth is mostly a domain where women should support other women.
    There ARE male midwives. I think I read 2% of midwives are men?
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  11. Visit  sapphire18} profile page
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    Quote from holisticRNcoach

    Where I live male OB/GYN's do not go in and do a vaginal exam on a patient without a female nurse in the room with him. Male OB nurses would not work because they wouldn't be allowed to examine a woman without another nurse present, so what's the point?
    This isn't so much for the pt's protection as for the male performing the exam- protection from any possible false accusations and litigation.
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  12. Visit  klone} profile page
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    My FEMALE OB always had another staff member present whenever she would do invasive exams in the clinic. So it's not just male OBs.
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  13. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN} profile page
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    Quote from holisticRNcoach
    Where I live male OB/GYN's do not go in and do a vaginal exam on a patient without a female nurse in the room with him. Male OB nurses would not work because they wouldn't be allowed to examine a woman without another nurse present, so what's the point? I think male nurses would be fine in Peds and NICU, most just seem to be drawn to ER and ICU in my experience. I may be old school, but an L&D nurse is bonding with a laboring woman in a different capacity than the MD is, I think it would be weird and inappropriate for the nurse to be male. It would be like having a male midwife. I think birth is mostly a domain where women should support other women.
    I'm curious where you are located? Is it in the US?
  14. Visit  lovemyjoblandd} profile page
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    You totally have a right to your opinion; however, I happen to think it is wrong lol. I was in the army for 10 years, just got out in sept. my last 3 were spent as an RN in an LDRP. We had male Soldiers ( very manly men, mostly were medics who went to m6 school) who worked with us and while mot didn't choose to be there ( you know how the army is) they were still great nurses on our ward. We also had male civilian nurses who worked in the ICN and thy were some of the most passionate, caring, amazing ( and not at all feminine) nurses I know. No, our field isn't for everyone, but of you truly have a passion for it then you should pursue it with all your might. Someone saying a Male shouldn't because its "feminine" is like saying a woman shouldn't be in politics ( or bodybuilding or attorneys or whatever else) because it is " masculine"
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