Are You Man Enough to Be a Nurse?

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I have problems with the image of nurses and the assumptions people make about them.

I've met plenty of driven, multitalented, ambitious people who want to help patients in different and more comprehensive ways than a doctor could.

But I don't care about negative images. I will achieve my goals, despite how many comments from ignorant people I get to the contrary. Posters like this help kick those stereotypes in the ***.

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Descriptions of the above guys, from left to right:

Sang Kim RN
Cardiac Telemetry Nurse
Snowboarder

Terry Misener RN, PhD
Dean, School of Nursing
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Yuri Chavez RN, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist
2:54 LA Marathon

Roland Jomerson RN
Post Anesthesia Recovery Nurse
Decorated Vietnam Combat Medic and Retired Major, U.S. Army

Don Mucciprosso RN
Poison Specialist Nurse
Harley Rider

Walter Moore, Jr. RN
Intensive Care Unit Nurse
U.S. Navy Seal Team One

Bill Maddalena SN
Student Nurse
3rd Degree Black Belt Kenpo

L. Rey Ariola RN
Cardiology Nurse
Rugby Right Prop

Jason Scott Carrick SN
Student Nurse
Basketball Power Forward

SueBee RN-BSN

SueBee RN-BSN

232 Posts

This is wonderful !!!

Drysolong

Drysolong

Specializes in LTC and MED-SURG. 512 Posts

Interesting!

I hope you guys don't take over! ?

sunnyjohn

sunnyjohn

2,450 Posts

Looks like an interesting campaign. I think a litttle testosterone will go A LONG way in the nursing profession.

Look at Tweety, Timothy, Corvette Guy and Zenman, 4 of my heros!

As a chick, I'm thrilled to see more men in the profession!

sunnyjohn

sunnyjohn

2,450 Posts

Do any of the guys in this campaign post here?

-Midget-

-Midget-

230 Posts

I think this is a great campaign, and I was surprised when I found out it originated in Oregon!

stevenking, ADN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Critical care, Burns. Has 21 years experience. 95 Posts

Would loved to have seen an LPN included in the mix...I guess the stereotypes never die

japaho41

japaho41

Specializes in MICU & SICU. 280 Posts

My perdiction here is that we will see more men going into to nursing as our country continues to eliminate manufacturing jobs and corporate downsizing continues. Nursing jobs will be on the rise for the next few decades. There are still some that are stuck on a stigma of what a nurse looks like instead of a person who is a qualified caretaker. This is a good ad to show the public and promote males in nursing.

Corvette Guy

Corvette Guy

Specializes in Telemetry, OR, ICU. 1,505 Posts

sunnyjohn said:
Looks like an interesting campaign. I think a litttle testosterone will go A LONG way in the nursing profession.

Look at Tweety, Timothy, Corvette Guy and Zenman, 4 of my heros!

As a chick, I'm thrilled to see more men in the profession!

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Medwynn

Medwynn

Specializes in Dialysis (All Modalities) , Ex-CVICU RN. Has 9 years experience. 172 Posts

I am. Cool poster.

There will be more men in the field but as it stands, there aren't that many who are applying for nursing school. Take for instance. We have 5 males out of 56 students. 10% ... sounds like the norm right?

jhawks83

jhawks83

10 Posts

As of like 2 years ago the nation avg or male nurses was 5%. I am thinking it is probably getting closer to 10 though from hearing numbers of males in nursing school. I have my first orientation for nursing school on the 22nd Ill try and remember to relay how many guys out of 55 we have. I know at least 1, yay me.

sunnyjohn

sunnyjohn

2,450 Posts

I wonder if I can get one of thes posters for my wall and to send to my brother??? He'd make and EXCELLENT nurse!