Hi I'm a pediatric nurse from the bay area. I've been working here about six years and am concidering trying labor and delivery. I loved it in school, and I loved it when my wife gave birth. I was wondering if anyone knew any male LD nurses. I posted a similar question not long ago, but I got only one reply from a man, and he said he could not get a LD job. I got some positive and some not-so-positive replies from women. I would love any input!
Jun 10, '05
Quote from booluvstrains
One more thing nurses, I've yet to hear from a current, working, male LD nurse! (I know, saying male LD nurse everytime is a drag and reinforces steriotypes etc., but how else can I ask the question?) Hope some male LD (there I go again) nurse will reply!
where are Dayray and Mark when you need them?
I say go for it (and I am just a female, but want to weigh in).
I have worked with several and was cared for by one who was the best. If this is what you really want, don't let any naysaying stop you.
I know a bit of what I am talking about. Back in the 80s when I joined the military at 18, and wound up in a nearly all-male shop, I got some looks, some sexual innuendo ballyed around me, some whispered, mumbling comments about being "gay" etc. (all of such harassment was strictly against AF policies, but that did not stop them). I let it all roll off my back, kept my nose to the grindstone, worked hard and got my promotions. Eventually, things worked out and I was treated VERY well by most of my male coworkers. They even used to throw me birthday parties in the engine docks.........it was a time I remember with happiness and nostalgia.
Listen---- You know what works for you and you know your character. Let the others find out by demonstrating the best you have to offer and the naysayers be damned. Good luck.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 10, '05