Less men in pediatric nursing? - page 2

by marinelayer

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Are there less men in pediatric nursing than other specialties?... Read More


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    I've always worked Peds. Love it. Adults are too whinny, too much poop, and too heavy.
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    I've considered doing pediatrics after I graduate. I really want to "save the world" is my problem. I've spent so much of my life being useless, lazy and insignificant, that I feel like I have a lot to make up for. I considered an internship at St. Jude, initially. While thinking about it long and hard one evening after work, I had second thoughts about watching children pass regularly. I'm not sure that I could work somewhere where I had to regularly watch this happen. My heart goes out to all of you that work so hard to take care of the young ones, though. God Bless.
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    I agree with janfrn. Male nurses are most likely found in ER, ICU and psych. There are some in home care, some in camp nursing, some in clinic settings and few in general peds. There also seem to be a good number in traveling positions.
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    Definitely less in the peds office I work in we're down to one male nurse now with 15 female nurses.

    Some men are intimidated. It sounds funny but in nursing school the only male student in our class and I worked together on the peds unit in the hospital and he felt like he couldn't connect with the patients like the females in the class did and it made him uncomfortable working with the kids.
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    I have worked with some male nurses in peds, most were peds ER or PICU, but some did general peds. They were all amazing nurses, and I wish there were more guys in peds. I have seen in some smaller/more close minded peds units that some of the older female nurses don't seem as receptive, but you just need to find a unit that will be supportive and encouraging


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