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- by V SPN Nov 17, '01I'm a RN student in my ob/gyn clinical rotation and I'm just wondering, are there any male OB nurses around. Or would I be the only one?
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- Nov 17, '01 by kewlnurseGood luck, i hated ob, luckily i only had to go to clinical 2 days (long story). I don't think there are many male ob nurses. As much as i love women, wouldn't want to see them in that way all day.
- Nov 18, '01 by valeneas a female ob nurse with 13 years of experience, i say go for it. i have seen many male student nurses rotate through our department which i would love to have work with us. many of the physicians are male. i think male nurses react great in emergency situations, they would be an asset in ob. when i researched midwifery, i found a male midwife online. seek him out, i think he has a web page. he would be great for you to talk to. incidentally, many male nurses work in the er where many "delicate" female situations occur.
- Nov 18, '01 by funnynurseha ha! (I am cracking up) very funny response. Just go about it in a matter of fact way. I just had a baby 10-24 and would not have minded a male nurse (but then I am a nurse). If you are having excruciating pain you should not care who is your nurse!
- Nov 18, '01 by funnynursekewlnurse reply was funny I mean, not Valene's!
- Nov 20, '01 by mark_LD_RNI think you should look into working in OB if that is what you really want to do. I am a male labor and delivery nurse, my patients love me almost all the doctors have been great to me. the only problem I have ever had is conviencing some of the older nurses that males can work in this area. you will more than likely that run in to a few people mostly nurses that will not accept you at first. but stick with it and maintain your professionalism at all time. I truely love my job, the good and the bad ,. if you want to talk more write me back.good luck mark
- Nov 21, '01 by pdziwulskiBRIAN
I AM A MALE NURSE AND HAVE WORKED IN LABOR AND DELIVERY FOR 3 YEARS. I CAN TELL YOU THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT AND CONSIDER MYSELF FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD A TEACHER WHO PUSHED ME IN THAT DIRECTION. I AM NOT FARMILIAR WITH ANY OTHER NURSES IN MY POSITION BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAD TO DO MY TIME ON A REHAB/MED-SURG FLOOR WHEN I GRADUATED SO I WOULD HAVE SOME NURSING BACKGROUND. THAT WAS 3 YEARS AGO. TODAY, NURSING STUDENTS SEEM TO HAVE MORE LEEWAY BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE.
IF YOU LIKE THIS CLINICAL AREA AND WANT TO PURSUE IT, TALK TO YOUR TEACHER. I HOPE HE OR SHE WILL BE AS SUPPORTIVE AS MINE WAS.
ALSO, THE NURSE/PATIENT RATIO IS 1/2 IN MOST CASES, AS DETERMINED BY AWHONN.
- Dec 17, '01 by kennedyjHey if you find an area you like persue it.
I am on OB/gyn nurse and am currently working on my Midwifery degree and possibly a perinatal nurse practitioner so I can do more high risk and ultrasounds.
At our labor and delivery unit there is also another guy.
best of luck,
- Dec 18, '01 by ERNurse752What's the difference between a midwife and a perinatal NP? Just curious...
I think male nurses in OB are a good thing. It always strikes me as a little strange, b/c there's just such a double standard; no one thinks twice about a male ob doctor, but mention a male ob nurse, and all hell breaks loose!
I'm with the others here and say, if you like it, go for it!
- Oct 13, '08 by zinker35861We need more male OB nurses to break up the female menotony in L&D. It just takes the right attitude, compassion, and confidence and you will be accepted by your peers and your patients.