male nurses - page 2

Is there any male nurses reading this? I'd love to hear your experiences that are unique to male nurses. Also if any ladies have any comments on their expieriences of working with a male nurse I'd... Read More

  1. by   ton
    I don't have any problem with being a male nurse.
    43 now and started at 18 year old.
  2. by   FutureRNMichael
    I am an 18 yo male and plan on becoming a RN. People can sometimes look at me funny when I say I am goin to be a Nurse. Some suggest I am feminem because of it. I might be, being raised by my mother but hey, I would much rather be very caring and intuitve than manly. That's just who I am.

    I try to take it in stride. Once I become an RN, the satisfaction I get being a Nurse will trumpt any bad comment I will ever hear. And if you have longevity as a Male RN you should be even more proud because the males in the proffesion are slim.

    I have a feeling that Male nurses are becoming more common. Maybe. At the ER a few weeks back, I saw several Male RN's.

    If you would like to chat sometime... Email and AIM IM is below. Would love to hear from you.

    E-Mail :
    AIM IM: MJD0057
  3. by   nrw350
    as a patient i have had some male nurses who were better than some female nurses I have had. Not saying anyone of them were bad. I like what one person said about it not being male or female but of how good a nurse they are. And from the standpoint of a modest person, a male nurse for a male patient may not be so embarassing.
  4. by   MtnMan
    Edt and nursing student myu youngest brother calls me Greg Focher.
  5. by   mario_ragucci
    Every person has their own unique power and love to give. Male, female, white, black, young or old. It's popular and socially accepted to label anything; it empowers us. And we know how to treat each other with respect.
    It's expected that we all know how to greet each other and how to be friendly. Some nurses, IMHO, act according to how they view gender interactions on TV, or in their own lives. Once you get to know somebody, everything is okay. There are about 1% who will take it to an extreme, sadly. Most all nurses are can do, motivated individuals, and someone I am striving to be :-)
  6. by   slyhrtbt
    I had a great expierience to night. I currently work as a CNA while I am in RN school. At work tonight I was to give a shower to this lady. She was very uncomfortable with having a male nurse. Another lady talked her into leting me give her the shower. At the end of the night the lady told me that she would never turn down the chance to have a male nurse again. To me this is one of the highest compliment that I as a male Caregiver could recieve.