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i am a guy trying to go for my master in nursing, but my girlfriend said that she does not like nursing because it is for ladies /Females. Please what do you say.... Read More

  1. by   Tookie
    Actually l was wondering what is her work / position - is she becoming insecure of your abilites and feeling left behind - I personally think that some men make better nurses than some women - But to me a nurse is a nurse is a nurse
    If she cant cope with this decision - what decision of yours wont she be able to cope with next time -
    Does she want to mould you into something you dont want to be
    Maybe she would be happier if you were a --- Agast = a docotr.
    Go for it - talk to her then if ahe cant sope
    The ocean has pleanty of fish in the sea - Just remebered they even have a nurse shark - there males in them too
    OK just trying to be a little funny,
  2. by   jemb
    Originally posted by charlescisco
    i am a guy trying to go for my master in nursing, but my girlfriend said that she does not like nursing because it is for ladies /Females. Please what do you say.
    You could just reply, "No, it's not just for females. I'M A NURSE!"
  3. by   nursedawn67
    I think your girlfriend needs to enter the year 2003, men and women alike can be anything they want to be...I say go for it..and welcome to the nursing profession!
  4. by   Teshiee
    You do what you want to do. Just because your GIRLFRIEND doesn't like nursing that is her business. You know what your career path is going to be and follow it. Who is to say this person is going to be with you the long haul. You are not even married to her so she definately shouldn't start dictating what your goals and aspirations should be. When I was going to school I drop a lot men who came my way for the same reasons your girl friend is trying to do. Sabotage your sucess!!!!! Life is too short. Don't let her or anyone deterr you like that because many years later you may resent her or even worse start being bitter because you didn't pursue your goal in the first place.
  5. by   MelRN13
    Nursing is not "gender-specific" need to re-evaluate your relationship with your girlfriend, if she is unsupportive now, what will she be like in 5 years? She sounds like she needs to grow up.
  6. by   RMH
    I've been a RN for almost 20 years, my husband, who is a rancher, farmer type guy is always telling people that he wishes he had gone to nursing school. Mainly for the versitility of the profession..So go for it!!
  7. by   P_RN
    Charles, since you already have a BSc in Economics and are already a nurse (LVN) what's so hard about the decision?

    On your other posts you mentioned you GPA may not be sufficient. Is this really the problem? Has your gf brought this up to you ? Is that her objection, rather than the "male nurse" thing-being as you *are* already a nurse.....who happens to be male.

    Apply everywhere you want, and ask them to consider other points in your favor beyond the GPA. I know some people with a 4.0 GPA who haven't got the common sense to come in out of the rain. Show them you can do it.
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by sanakruz
    Dump her.
    Unless she's a manicurist. Then you two can have your nails done together after work and you'll have something to talk about.:imbar
    .....What did you say??!!!
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Feb 8, '03
  9. by   renerian
    My hubby would disagree with her. He has his bachelors in nursing.

  10. by   Anaclaire
    Your partner in life should be supportive of your needs, desires and dreams. They should also remember that they fell in love with who you are, not who they want to turn you into. This goes both ways.

    I feel you need to have a deep, heart-to-heart conversation with your girlfriend about this and see if she can see the light. She shouldn't want to change you any more than you'd want to change her. In relationships, we should grow together, always supportive of one another.

    Good luck!
  11. by   kavi
    For whatever reason, all of my careers/jobs have been ones primarily associated with males. (Management when they were first allowing women, EMS, etc). I know a lot of excellent female doctors, female EMT's, female managers.

    I know some absolutely fantastic male nurses. One, a friend of mine, is a former Marine. I hope that's macho enough for her.

    Frankly, your girlfriend scares me. Is she so young that she doesn't know how HARD it was for all these barriers to be knocked down?

    And what does she do, that is so feminine???? There are so few jobs that aren't 'gender' integrated these days.

    I say, she's the problem. Go for your dream and find someone who is willing to support it. Not just judge you by what career she thinks you should have because you have a penis.

    Good luck.
  12. by   cmggriff
    I think you should try to grow some male gonads. Gary
  13. by   itsme
    Whoa- easy sanacruz and cmggriff!! He is just asking for simple advise, lets not start slammin him.