How many of you guys cant find jobs?

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nyrn310

nyrn310

18 Posts

What im getting at is that if has been done by the ladies in the past, there's no reason that a guy is more desireable (unless you're going to try to argue injuries, but technique > brute strength and another argument could be that a male would be asked to help with more heavy duty pt's, therefore increasing risk for injury)

OP, you sligtly misread my post (and I miswrote), I meant a female with experience :sarcastic: is a better investment than a male with no experience (or less experience)

true, but as time goes on, males in nursing has slowly been 'accepted' by society, so we will see more male nurses in the nursing field. Just a couple of years ago, only 2% of nurses were males and now it has gone up to 10%.

Technique can always be learned (esp in nursing, because let's be honest, there's not that many technical skills to learn in nursing), but natural physical strength is something that males will be dominantly superior over females. In addition, females tend to take more days off due to illness, periods, pregnancy, which is all I have witnessed in the corporate world.

But I gotta agree, female with experience is def a better investment than a male with no experience.

francoml, ASN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care at Level 1 trauma center. 1 Article; 147 Posts

I only applied to one place, a level one trauma center in Texas. I am a new grad with no experience and I start in the trauma ICU Monday :) it was the place were I did my clinical rotations and I flat out told them when I was there that they should hire me when I graduate. I had a job lined up 2 months before I graduated!

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience. 9,051 Posts

My organization gives preference to veterans - no matter what gender. It just happens that most vets are male, so that is one area of preference that we are very proud of. Other than that, there is no difference.

PLEASE don't perpetuate the 'heavy lifting' mentality of nursing. We are trying to get away from the idea that nurses are docile pack mules who work until their backs give out. Promote and encourage ZERO LIFT policies... with mechanical devices for all. It is the only 'sane' approach. Male staff should not allow themselves to be used as lifting devices.

As for the 'working less hours' issue. Most women are still the primary care providers & primary domestic chore-doer in their family... So they have to devote time to those responsibilities. I have worked in a mostly-male environment for years. My male colleagues have plenty of time for leisure pursuits and never have to struggle (like I do) on the home front if job travel requirements become more intense. So, I have come to realize that I need a 'wife' also... to maintain my home, do my laundry, pack, grocery shop, cook, go to the vet, get the car serviced, pick up dry cleaning, etc. And I don't want to pay anyone - I want someone who will do it just for room, board and the occasional head pat so I obviously need a wife.

PatMac10,RN, RN

Specializes in Nursing Education, CVICU, Float Pool. Has 9 years experience. 1 Article; 1,164 Posts

I only applied to one place' date=' a level one trauma center in Texas. I am a new grad with no experience and I start in the trauma ICU Monday :) it was the place were I did my clinical rotations and I flat out told them when I was there that they should hire me when I graduate. I had a job lined up 2 months before I graduated![/quote']

Me too. I had a job in a heart center CVICU, 2 months before graduating and taking NCLEX. I graduated May 9th, took NCLEX May 20th, then found out I passed/name was on BON May 22nd, 2013!!!

I also did my preceptorship on the unit I am being hired on. I was offered a job at the end of my preceptorship.

Also, I worked in the float pool at this same hospital for what would be 3 years this fall. However in the float pool I never got to work in the cvicu as it was so rare they had a call out or needed a tech, backyard the do total care up there. I did work in the general ICU and ER frequently though, as a CNA.

mingorn

mingorn

Has 2 years experience. 31 Posts

The area I live in (WV) does have a huge shortage. I hired straight into an ICU and had multiple job offers. Nobody in my class who was seeking a job had any trouble finding one. I think it is all about location.

NCmcMan

NCmcMan

123 Posts

I'm almost hesitant to say this, but I'm thinking males may be considered before females. I may be wrong, but from what I am reading, it's a possibility.