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  • 14

    One of the best nurses (that I know) for psych situations, combative patients, etc is a former prison guard in a mens prison. She decided that wasn't what she wanted to do for the rest of her working life so went to nursing school. She is fierce.

    One of my classmates became a NICU nurse. You should see him handling those tiny little babies. This is a big hulking man, who has the most gentle touch. And he is very good at what he does.

    My point: Every nurse, regardless of gender, brings something to the table. Gender shouldn't have anything to do with it. Skill should.

  • 12

    I like how they can smash a beer can with their head while they're giving a blood transfusion.

  • 12

    Quote from SleeepyRN
    Yes. You have to have a BMI of 20 for women and 22 for men. Studies show critical thinking and task performance are directly related to weight. I personally refuse care from a nurse who is overweight, as he/she cannot possibly care for me safely.
    I believe Illinois also requires shiny, well-oiled hair.

  • 11

    Yes. You have to have a BMI of 20 for women and 22 for men. Studies show critical thinking and task performance are directly related to weight. I personally refuse care from a nurse who is overweight, as he/she cannot possibly care for me safely.

  • 9

    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    I like how they can smash a beer can with their head while they're giving a blood transfusion.

    And mow the lawn during a code.

  • 8

    I agree that men would be great candidates for the nursing profession because they are human beings. And humans taking care of humans makes sense.

    As for strength and muscle power? The male student in my class is a toothpick. He can't lift any more than I can.


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