O.K., men, I've got a couple of questions to ask you!
First a little history. I was asked by the vice-president of nursing (a female, by the way), along with a few other male nurses who work at my small rural hospital, to produce a "Recruitment Video" for male nurses. To be honest with you, I haven't a clue why she is singling out the "male species" for nursing recruitment. Apparently this video will be geared towards male 8th graders and will be shown during "job fairs" that these 8th graders would be attending.
Today, actually, we are going to begin the process of discussing the content of this video. Here are some of the questions that we will be exploring:
1) Why do men enter the nursing profession?
2) Why do men remain in the nursing profession?
3) How could "we" (men) encourage other men to enter into the nursing profession?
I already have my own answers. I was wondering. . . curious. . . what your responses might be!
Go for it, fellas! Spill your guts! Why did you enter the nursing profession? Why do you remain in the nursing profession? And, finally, How can we encourage other men to enter into the nursing profession?
Dig deep into your psyches. . . as if you were digging deep into your crotch for a good scratch. . . and share like only men can share!
(belch, burp, fart. . . .) :chuckle
This is an interesting if not a wierd assignment. Looking forward to it's outcome, though. Hopefully the outcome will be a really neat video that just might get a few more people (male or female) into the nursing profession.
Jan 3, '03
It's great for raising kids...3 days a week and a lot of time off.
Let's face it, all the overtime in the world makes you no less hungry and no better rested than you were before nursing.
Your buddies are running a backhoe or forklift...cracking chests, having virtually no free time, and shouldering every almost every ounce of liability...or grinding it 9-5 w/ 8 days a month off. Each one is running around doing errands, fighting all the crowds, AND keeping the family safe and happy.
12 days working, 18 days off and NO CALL!!!!!
Hmmmmmmm - you do the math.
$60,000/year as a nurse - 3 days a week (yes it can be done!)
$30,000/year (national average) 5 days a week and grinding it out, hardly having energy to spend w/ family.
I've done both and have seen the light.
Overtime is overrated.
Need I say more to a 12 year old?
Last edit by hogan4736 on Jan 3, '03