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DjorRN specializes in ICU, ER, Tele, M/S.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a guy and sometimes I feel that I'm in the wrong profession as a nurse. Don't get me wrong. I like nursing and I love being an RN. I just feel this way at times. For male nurses: Do you feel the same way? To female nurses: How do you feel working alongside male nurses?

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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If you like nursing you're in the right profession. The only time I felt resentment or outright discrimination from females about being a man in nursing was from a couple of dinosaur nursing school professors; I'm pretty sure they're dead now and I'm not...yet.

The only other times I've felt I've been identified as a "male" in nursing is when there is a heavy lift, or if someone needed to be restrained, I would be sought out by some female staff; that's OK though because I've requested assistance in other areas of nursing when I could use "female" help. It all works out.

 

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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Plus...if men were not supposed to be in nursing, we wouldn't have our own action figure...

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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On 5/13/2019 at 12:11 PM, OldDude said:

Plus...if men were not supposed to be in nursing, we wouldn't have our own action figure...

 

*A-HEM!*

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If you like nursing and love being an RN, just enjoy the ride, DjorRN man!

Otherwise, you're going to start to sound and act like some sort of old burnt out chronic malcontent male nurse who complains of dead professors, identifies with Indiana Jones or Dr. Johnny Fever, and plays with action figures.

Don't go there, DjorRN man!

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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1 hour ago, Davey Do said:

If you like nursing and love being an RN, just enjoy the ride, DjorRN man!

Otherwise, you're going to start to sound and act like some sort of old burnt out chronic malcontent male nurse who complains of dead professors, identifies with Indiana Jones or Dr. Johnny Fever, and plays with action figures.

 

Hey..... that's me!

 

I always thought of myself as well balanced and adjusted with an appreciation of the past. 😀😀

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Most of my Life I worked with a male dominated work place (military, car detailing, furniture delivery) and now I started working in a female one.

I like working in the female one better. Why? Because most dumb alpha men will always try to prove they are better than you in some way and it gets annoying to me & they wanna fight (I consider myself an alpha too, but I dont go proving it, I am humble).  

In the female one I can just sit back and enjoy listening to all the women's drama and *** talking to each other.  In the male one I got some "alpha" trying to *** talk me.  Pick your poison lol

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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On 5/13/2019 at 10:01 AM, OldDude said:

If you like nursing you're in the right profession. The only time I felt resentment or outright discrimination from females about being a man in nursing was from a couple of dinosaur nursing school professors; I'm pretty sure they're dead now and I'm not...yet.

The only other times I've felt I've been identified as a "male" in nursing is when there is a heavy lift, or if someone needed to be restrained, I would be sought out by some female staff; that's OK though because I've requested assistance in other areas of nursing when I could use "female" help. It all works out.

 

You didn't kill them did you?

 

I love working with the gals for the most part.

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bunbao has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CVA.

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working with the male nurses for the most part is better.  the females tend to vent a lot, and i mean a lot!  i always hear it when i go into the break room, meds room, corner of a hallway, pretty much everywhere...i hear it from the male too, but not that often 🙂 

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