Advantages/Disadvantages being a male in nursing - page 3
Alright guys, I've always had this little question in the back of my head. What exactly are the advantages or disadvantages of being a male in nursing? Or is there any advantages or disadvantages? Is... Read More
Aug 16, '10Joined: Nov '09; Posts: 60; Likes: 18Im referred to as the 'boy toy' because I am relatively younger, former USAF, and single. Oh, and since I weight train seriously they just love utilizing my 'talent' hahaha
Sep 13, '11From: US ; Joined: Sep '11; Posts: 1Im in schoo right now, I just hope I can past the test to be certified lol
Sep 14, '11Occupation: student/pack mule From: US ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 37; Likes: 13thinking over what may be some tongue and cheek pros and cons of being a male nursing student:
advantage: can reach the top shelf of the clean utility.
disadvantage: having to reach the top shelf of the clean utility
advantage: logical thinking and seeing things in black and white seems to come easier to males
disadvantages: passing nursing school tests
advantage: can actually eat a real meal during clinical days without having to do the bird-pecking at a small salad
disadvantage: most clinicals have lackluster cafeterias
advantage: can see over shorter nurses
disadvantage: waiting on an electric bed to rise to a workable level and then putting it back down
that's about it so far...maybe some more inequities will arise as the semesters roll on by.
Sep 14, '11From: US ; Joined: Aug '11; Posts: 518; Likes: 166My dad is a macho guy from the old school and when he finished nursing school he didn't go into the profession because, in his words, there were "too many catty women". He said something harsher than catty but you get the idea. He didn't like taking orders from a woman and by then he was usually the oldest student so he especially hated being told what to do by a younger woman.
Now he got over all that and he went into the profession with an open mind. He has a very strong personality and is a leader so people take him seriously and look to him to lead. This was especially true when he worked as a psych nurse and had to deal with violent people and had frail old ladies as his coworkers.
Sep 19, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: Med Surg - Renal ; From: US ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 1,442; Likes: 3,000Quote from xptp29aNope. Not even a little bit.This is a question about nursing school:
In your opinion, with all else being equal, does a male applicant stand a better chance at getting into a program than a female applicant?
Oct 15, '11Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 51; Likes: 6I think a major disadvantage (depending on how you look at it) is that the men will ALWAYS be called to help with the heavy lifting and reaching! LOL.
Oct 17, '11Occupation: ortho neuro detox nurse, new tele nurse Specialty: ortho/neuro/detox, tele ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 2,449; Likes: 1,251guys, make a new post instead of bringing one back from 2006.
Oct 17, '11Joined: May '11; Posts: 53; Likes: 6Quote from locolorenzo22why, what's wrong with bringing back an old one when its the same topic?guys, make a new post instead of bringing one back from 2006.
Oct 17, '11From: US ; Joined: Mar '11; Posts: 33; Likes: 6The female to male ratio is a nice advantage.