Grateful for male nurses!! - page 2
I just want to throw out there that the best nurses I have had as a patient have been male nurses. Don't be discouraged!!... Read More
Jul 26, '12Occupation: ICU, ED Joined: Apr '12; Posts: 237; Likes: 282While I agree with what many have said, and have met many great male nurses, why don't WE ALL lay off the gossip, cattiness, etc. Maybe male nurses have a reputation for higher professionalism because they had to fight gender stereotypes to get where they are--and good for them-- but rather than claim that that means we need more men, lets all rise to the standard of professionalism we admire.
Jul 26, '12Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 741; Likes: 878I totally agree, love you guys! Sooo much more fun to work with! Sorry ladies, ive just always preferred working with the guys haha
Jul 26, '12Joined: Jul '12; Posts: 13; Likes: 2I love love love male nurses we have one in our facility he is soooo helpful I feel bad his the only one so everyone is always asking for his help. I wish there would be more.
Jul 26, '12Joined: Jul '11; Posts: 26; Likes: 25I only have two men in my class...thats out of 31. Sad to me!
Jul 27, '12Occupation: I float everywhere. Specialty: Psych, LTC/SNF, Rehab, Corrections ; From: US ; Joined: May '10; Posts: 578; Likes: 1,047Now, I have been in situations where males worked predom. It's usually nic, but don't tell me that things can't get ugly. LOL
It was like Testerone Overload. Men can get every bit as hen-pecky (in their own way) as all get out.
I've seen it and when it gets to that level? It's like dealing with a bunch of hormonal females.
I've learned that men do gossip in their own little way. They just don't give themselves over to it and they're more likely to mind their own business.
I was in the military whn I first observed this little phenomenon.
A little feminine energy? Well - I can't say that it settled things as it seemed to make them more aggressive.
Well, it was the thought that counted.LOL
My whole thing is balance.
All in all, I love male anything on the floor right now.
Swear to goodness, it's a total hen-fest at work!
...there's always that handful....
A little male energy is good for our workplace.
Jul 28, '12Joined: Apr '12; Posts: 11; Likes: 6I'm glad to see that male nurses are well accepted. My clinical experience so far has me throughly convinced that I am on the right path, even at 48. I probabaly have 20 years or so to give. I have 3 semesters left before my ADN and then only the nursing related classses for my BSN (I plan to be working as an RN in between). I have no doubts about my decision.
Jul 28, '12Occupation: ICU/ED/Unit Manager Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in CCRN, ED, Unit Manager ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '12; Posts: 254; Likes: 334We're grateful for you female nurses, too... what's up ladies
Aug 1, '12Joined: Jul '12; Posts: 4In Africa male nurses we have respect here and alot of patients say they feel more at ease with us and feel more that we are more helpfull then our female colleagues who are at times in patient,i hope to specialise in psychiatric nursing although people are discouraging becuse they view it as a dangerous field !!!