I've never really experienced any discrimination during my nursing career, at least that I know of. Sure, I've had a few women ask for a female to assist them with a bed pan but that's no real issue with me. I had posted in the School Nurse section about my wife being recruited to the American International School in Bangladesh and me being interviewed for a school nurse position there. I'm posting this here rather than in the School Nurse section just to get more feedback. My wife was the main person they wanted and I was ok with that. As they told us, my wife was the "big fish" and I was the "small fish!" I had told them that if my wife came over, I'd want a job also so they let me interview for the school nurse position. Now, I'd never ever even considered being a school nurse, however this interview process has brought up some interesting things. The school superintendent has stated that they are not sure how I will "be received by our diverse student population, especially adolescent girls and female faculty members who count on the school clinic for various medical insights."I can see that some adolescent females might not want to discuss their "girly" problems with a big hunk like me but what about the boys...might they not want to discuss their male issues with a female nurse? Don't they need a role model for the nursing profession? By the way, I did go through a traumatic (for my daughter) initiation into periodhood when she started during a summer visit (and miles away from my nurse midwife exwife)!It does look like they are going to offer us a one year contract instead of the usual two year one just to see how things work out. I guess that is ok since they should see that things will be ok. What do you guys think? Are all school nurses female? Am I going to be blazing another trail here?