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Male nurse & women's healthcare

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This might seem a bit odd but do you female nurses think it would be a problem if a male nurse were to focus on women's health issues as his primary care area? L&D, comes to mind. The thing is, I find women's health issues to be a bit more interesting than men's. I'm not sure why but probably has to do with my brother-in-law being an OBGYN. But, if I decided to focus in that area would I be opening myself up to problems. I know many women don't give a fig if their nurse is male or female, but many (and understandably so) do. Do you think I'd be limiting myself and just creating problems?

Just to clarify - I find all areas of medicine and healthcare interesting and appealing, but...

Thanks for any insight.

Michael

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hi michael,

yes, you will get the divided responses.

intellectually, there should not be any differences between genders but personally, i still have female mds, nurses tending to me with ob/gyn issues.

it's a personal preference, or not. much luck to you.

leslie

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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we have a few wonderful OB nurses who happen to be male that post in our OB/GYN forum. I say, go for it! If this is your passion, you would be cheating yourself and your patients in the future NOT to do this. One of the BEST nurses I ever had when I had my kids was a man named Kent. He was gentle, caring, compassionate and above all, a consumate professional. I wish to encourage you to this from one OB/GYN nurse to a (potential) other.

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justjenny specializes in NICU- now learning OR!.

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I think your Brother-In-Law may be the best person to ask for advice.

But to throw my .02 in - I personally feel that there are areas in Nursing in which certain people excel......which is wonderful! If you truly LOVE one aspect of Nursing (WHATEVER aspect that may be) then go for it!

In addition, the wonderful thing about the Nursing field is the flexibility to "change gears" (so-to-speak) down the line and move to another area of specialty. As people, we grow and change throughout our lifetime - and as professionals we grow and change throughout our career.... it is nice to know that there is an occupation that allows for such change (well....as long as your employer allows it! :) )

Good Luck!!

Jenny

ADN Dec 2005

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All_Smiles_RN specializes in Cardiology.

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If that is where your interest lays, go for it! Just remember, try not to take it personal if a woman requests a female nurse. Good luck.

...Jennifer...

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naggytabby is a BSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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I attend the University of Pennsylvania, where I am enrolled in the accelerated program (BSN/MSN). The program head, of midwifery (my program) is a man.

Hope that helps!!

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BittyBabyGrower is a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, educator.

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The best nurse I had in L/D was a guy!! :)

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If it's your passion...then go for it! We need good nurses period. Whether they are male or female. Best of luck to you. :)

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unknown99 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Inpatient Acute Rehab.

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Go for it Michael!!!! It should not matter whether you are male or female! Just the fact that the thought entered your mind shows that you will be kind, caring, and compassionate in whatever field of nursing that you choose!!!!

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I attend the University of Pennsylvania, where I am enrolled in the accelerated program (BSN/MSN). The program head, of midwifery (my program) is a man.

Hope that helps!!

Did he go to school at the University of Mississipi Medical Center?

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most of the obs and gynae consultants i know in my trusts are men! There are women SHO'S but those at the top are men. I hope that answers your question. Good luck :)

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You guys (editorially speaking of course) are the greatest. I feel much better about the project now that I've gotten some imput from the experts.

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