The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 12

Hi All! I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program. I already have an Associate in Science, but I'll be getting another ADN and then... Read More

  1. by   agent
    isnt it so nice when you finally see another guy.. as long as he isnt a total wanker that is!
  2. by   Nyrn
    i just graduated and took the board there were six of us out of a class of 40 i was told by other male nurse to be careful in the hospital you work don't appear sexist and avoid having clandestine affairs with you co-workers hang out withe the travel nurses there are only there temporarily and enjoy meetin new people the men are coming we all need to stick together
  3. by   finfan
    Hey guys:
    Anybody that is currently attending school how do you feel you are looked upon from physicians as male nurse. The reason I ask is that I am currently in the medical sales field and hate the travel involved. I am looking to make a career change and I have been considering being a nurse for awhile. The treat us reps pretty much like garbage, I am wondering what it will be like as a male nurse. Any comments or suggestions please feel free to respond.
  4. by   mfdteacher
    Most docs, after they figure out that you're not intimidated, don't hassle you at all. However, there will always be those who are threatened no matter what your job classification. You just have to get over "the doc is God" thing and then you can work with almost anyone. They too are only human like you, and we all make mistakes. Some might even bridge the gap and become real friends.
  5. by   agent
    Funny how they smell fear don't they..?

    Actually I'm pretty good friends with my gastro doc, he's a great guy.
  6. by   MtnMan
    You are his patient/customer agent. He is selling you somethng it is to his benefit to get along with you. For me working in arural ER we only have a couple of docs that are a-holes and yes you guessed they are surgeons. OH well I know I prep the patient as much as possible and the of course the paperwork for them.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Hello gentlemen . . . I just picked up my mail and in this week's Nurseweek there is an article about men in nursing which I thought was pretty interesting. So, I'll post the link here for those of you who would like to check it out.

  8. by   NRSKarenRN

    Recruitment Campaign from the Oregan Center for Nursing
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 6, '03
  9. by   whistle19

    I'm 44yo dad of 2 (19 and 20). I worked for IBM for 20 years (practically to the day) when I was laid off. I'm currently enrolled in A&P 1, looking to start my clinicals in spring of 2004. I'm currently a F/T employee for an amulance company as a dispatcher and finished my EMT schooling the past summer.

  10. by   MtnMan
    Thank you for the add NRSKarenRN I'm printing it out right now and putting it on my locker at work.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Men in Nursing Links:

    University of Iowa-10pg booklet
    ( pdf file, requires accrobat reader)

    The American Assembly for Men in Nursing

    Men in American Nursing History
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 6, '03
  12. by   Edward,IL
    Re: IT and Nursing

    We are just at the begining of using computers to help us handle all of the information.

    A background in IT is wonderful!

    A degree in nursing is great!

    Put the two together and help move the nursing profession forward. Anyone who's interested,
    search: Computers in Nursing
    Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC)
    Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)
    Virginia Saba R.N. (She's like the patron saint of
    There is actually alot of very interesting stuff going on in nursing along these lines and we need people with competancies in both areas.
    Just my humble opinion, Edward, IL
  13. by   NJS
    NJS checking in. Prereqs done last year, one week of ADN down. Gee almost 1/2 way done