I'm a Nursing Assistant. Quite frankly, I can't speak for my superiors (LPNs/RNs) but I can speak about the Under Dogs.
As a Male Nursing Assistant (can't speak for the others) Women will use you and abuse you. And not give anything in return!
They will make you move all the heavy patients. Anything that leads to physical labor, they will have you do it. And if they have combative patients, goes who's working on thsoe patients. (You!) LOL Couple smiles may make your day. But still, you're the grunt of grunts as a man.
But then again, if you're a "big guy" like me, when you have the ability to lift in excess of 300lbs. combative patietns when they see you, typically aren't so combative. LOL
But honestly, I've recieved more compliments as a male working in the Nursing Profession, as I ever have in any other field of work. I rather enjoy. Either way, those patients rely on YOU to do YOUR JOB. If you don't do your job, they are the ones who suffer for it.
I have the utmost respect for other men looking into the profession of Nursing. if you have any questions, I am more than happy to answer.