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If Nursing were a Male-Dominated Field

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Men and women are different. I totally agree with that. And there probably is more likely to be a certain attribute in one sex vs. not so much in the other sex. Like, physical strength for one.

If you look at other male dominated fields - NFL and NBA for starters - you see quite a bit of juvenile behavior; maybe even more criminal behavior. That probably has more to do a lot of things though - not just maleness.

If I remember correctly, the reason males are paid more is that they go into the riskier fields like flight nurse or ER nurse that pay a higher wage regardless of sex of nurse. A med-surg male nurse and a med-surg female with the same experience and # of years being a nurse most likely get paid the same.

I tell my daughter men are just 8th grade boys with facial hair......LOL

I have worked in critical care areas for a long time and managed them as well....flight nurses, ER nurses, Critical care nurses don't get pain any more money than any other area.

However like in all other fields...men statistically get pain more.....Male–female income disparity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I tell my daughter men are just 8th grade boys with facial hair......LOL

I have worked in critical care areas for a long time and managed them as well....flight nurses, ER nurses, Critical care nurses don't get pain any more money than any other area.

However like in all other fields...men statistically get pain more.....Male–female income disparity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That's interesting. Here in California, as an anecdotal example, I was paid $19/hr when I first started as a registered nurse 16 years ago on a med-surg floor. The raises were the same for everyone; you got a certain amount for every pre-determined amount of time that you spent with the company. BUT, the hourly wage was different for different depts.

If you worked ER or L&D, you had additional training and you got more money.

ER in a small town was about $30/hr. Moved down the road to a city - it was $45/hr or more depending.

In the same hospitals where the critical care nurses made over $45/hr, the med-surg nurses were making a lot less.

In my small hospital now I work hospice and I've been at the same hospital for 16 years. You tap out of step-raises after a certain amount of time. I make a different hourly wage than the ER nurses. They make more for on-call time as well which kind of irks we hospice nurses who put in a lot of on-call time. For some reason, the powers-that-be think ER and L&D are more "critical" areas and deserve more money to take call. Which I sort of get . . . helping save someone's life or bring a new life into the world seems bigger than helping someone die a peaceful and pain free death. ;)

My experience is just in two hospitals - but the nurses were not paid the same in regards to different specialties.

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It's more that men are VASTLY more likely to negotiate their salary and ask for raises than females, and leave their positions for more lucrative ones if they aren't appropriately compensated. Males also tend to work full time, work more overtime, and not go out on unpaid maternity/childcare leave. That is true in all fields.

I read a study during school and this seems to be correct. Men don't take maternity leave, usually have less issues with overtime and go where the money is which results in higher salaries. It also said men might be more aggressive with salary negotiations.

For usual base pay I have never seen a difference with gender though.

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Total sexist BS. You need to learn a few things about the "male dominated" trucking industry.

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manusko has 4 years experience and specializes in critcal care, CRNA.

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Total sexist BS. You need to learn a few things about the "male dominated" trucking industry.

We are nurses here not truckers.

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hope3456 is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, Psych, M/S.

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Do share, Caribbean Character.

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We are nurses here not truckers.

My thoughts exactly. I was thinking

"Uh wrong forum?"

But now I'd love to hear about catty gossipy passive aggressive truckers. Sounds like the makings of a phenomenal reality series on mtv.

"Ice Cold Truckers" haha

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Nice! I think it's funny. There are some people on here taking this a little too serious. Thanks for adding a little fun and humor. We need all the fun and humor we can get in our field. Keep the fun posts coming :)

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There would be a strict limit to how many patients a nurse can be given.

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You are most welcome:). Thank you!

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SwansonRN has 2 years experience.

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This whole thread made the feminist inside me throw up blood.

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RNFiona has 13 years experience and specializes in ER.

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I must admit.... I find working with male nurses easier and less stressful. Women can be vicious and catty, especially female nurses. Every stereotype has an element of truth.

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