For male students, has anyone ever laughed or dissed for pursuing nursing

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The_Muffintime

37 Posts

My father did for a while...that is, until he had a stroke and I saved his life. Never in my life have I tasted a more bitter bit of schadenfreude.

He's on his way to a full recovery and we've never been closer. He even admitted to me that he had no idea that nurses knew and did so much before he had his stroke and started to take an interest in what I'm learning. The selfish part of me is happy but the greater part of me would give it all away if it would mean that he never suffered a CVA.

Anyway, other than my father, everyone has been extremely supportive. I field health-related questions at least twice a week. This ain't the 50's anymore!

sangonejung

3 Posts

Actually yes. Most of my friends (like 80percent) called me gay *** and sorts of name but in all honesty i dont give a sh*t. It is my life not theirs

Davey Do

1 Article; 10,183 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 44 years experience.
my brother laughed and dissed at me.

My brother drew a picture of me.

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NestorRN

1 Post

Here in california nurses make six figures. SO if anyone laughs at me ill just tell them to laugh at my bank account!! :) simple as that.

kconrad1712

18 Posts

The way I see it, you have 2 options...

1. Ask them how many other professions are there where you can work surrounded by gorgeous, intelligent, strong women AND make a 6-figure salary?

-or-

2. Ignore it and move on.

TrashPanda

32 Posts

My brother drew a picture of me.

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The hairy legs are priceless! Love this!!

I was never laughed at or dissed (at least to my face), but in my pediatrics rotation, one of the kids was surprised there were men who wanted to be nurses. Apparently before my group went to the clinical site he kept saying that men couldn't be nurses :p

Davey Do

1 Article; 10,183 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 44 years experience.
The hairy legs are priceless! Love this!!

Many Nursing Students have to work to pay their way through Nursing School, as did I.

Here's photograph of me, taken in the late '80's, working, exhibiting my wares, outside the community college entrance:

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aquakenn, CNA

86 Posts

i have had a calling to be an LPN. It started when I became a PCA. I wear scrubs all the time. When I am out in public people ask if I am a nurse or doctor. When I say I'm thinking about nursing, everyone gives me support. No one laughs (yes I am a man) and everyone tells to me to be an LPN.

SmilingBluEyes

20,964 Posts

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 26 years experience.

Seriously???

aquakenn, CNA

86 Posts

If you're replying to my post, let me clarify. I am a professional addictions counselor. I was burning out so I asked someone if there was a low-stress job. She told me about being a pca. I did not like the idea. Then I tried it and liked it. During the course, the nurse who taught the course always said to all of us "when you become a nurse..." I had no desire. I just want to be a pca so I would be stress-free. About three months into the job, I got this 'little voice' that kept telling me (more like pushing me) towards nursing. I had been fighting the 'nudge' for months. Then I would ask my friends and co-workers about going into nursing. They all supported me. Two of my friends are RN's and they said that I would make a great nurse (mostly due to my disposition, because I don't know much about actual nursing). I plan to get an HHA in February. Many said that that can help a bit with some nursing stuff. I bought the TEAS study guide and casually look through it (because I'm not sure what will happen). I pray to God that, if he wants me to do this, he needs to make it so. I hope this makes me come across as an intelligent person and not a wannabe nurse.