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by DjorRN DjorRN (New Member) New Member

DjorRN works as a RN, investment coach.

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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 works as a School Nurse.

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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 works as a School Nurse.

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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 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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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 35 years experience and works as a Retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

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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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