Jonathank 2,978 Views
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Who was that person, talking about medical assistant and such; and, where does he get off referring to nurses as "she"? I believe the people butting in are not nurses, for if they were, they would understand what it means to be a nurse and the education it takes and the pride one has from graduating and passing the NCLEX. We, whether male or female, are nurses-plain and simple. We are part of an honored and respected profession that does more than take dr orders. If this person wants to be a medical assistance, let him go to a trade school for that certification and leave the professionals to do their higher calling. I am a man and I am proud to be a nurse, an RN for 21 years
cpr certification is easy peezy.
besides, if an emergency situation happens in your clinical setting i'm pretty sure YOU won't be the one doing CPR
just like my professor always told me: "just because you're certified in something doesn't necessarily mean you can do it"
I think the guy who just too my vitals/chief complaint was an lpn.
I suggest male nurses declare a hunger strike until death until they can be medical assistants.
Man, nut up!! A nurse is a nurse. If you worked for the title wear it well and proudly. Doesn't matter if there is a penis involved. Don't you dare call me a medic (no experience with the military) and if you try to call me a medical assistant you might just need a nurse.
Please refer to all the descriptions in the webster dictionary related to nurse, nursing, medic, etc.. while some of it does refer to the female gender not all of it does.
get a set of gonads man. i guess along with the reduction in status you would like a reduction in your pay as well? when i finish my 4 years of school for my bsn i do not want to be called a medic. i am a male and i will be proud to be called a nurse when i graduate and i am sure that my wife and children will be there to support me also. and think about the nurses during the civil war on the battle field in field hospitals they were men. i think you just need to get over the term and be proud of what you are!!!
Garbage man = Sanitary engineer...no thanks.
We all knew the job title before we began to seek it.
If you are not man enough to be called a Nurse, you are not man enough for the job.
Are you kidding? I was a medic in the military and that designation meant you were somewhere between a novice technician to a paramedic. When I progressed my training to the level of nursing I left the term medic behind. I don't care if some think this is a feminine term; I earned this designation and would argue to keep it. We don't need any more barriers between male and female nurses.
Go on the Evolve website and register for other med surg books, like Ignativicius. You will get many more practice questions that are closely aligned to the Lewis book.
I don't get why everyone is so negative about this. It certainly does not hurt to try. Yes, you must have not done well in your other tests. But we all know how wonky some nursing questions are and that they can be argued successfully, especially if you've got a receptive professor who is willing to hear you out. Good luck!
I disagree with what everyone is telling you. Sometimes your text books will contradict. I have noticed this with the ATI books vs. much more detailed text books (not a fan of ATI). I have argued test questions many times and ended up getting the points. They can't tell you you're wrong if your sitting there with a book that says your right. The nursing profession has very poorly written/ worded (ambiguous) test material that would not stand in any other field. If you know how to make an argument "critical thinking" questions can be fairly easy to pick apart and disprove...be analytical, methodical and most importantly correct. We are encouraged to challenge the material where I go. Look in the syllabus or handbook for your school, if it says you can argue questions go for it. They haveto permit you to do so if the handbook says its permitted. Try to remember the questions that you had in mind, then look up the related material, get your citations and formulate your argument.
I think it was a minority support kind of thing initially. But, you do raise a good discussion point. Is a special section needed these days? I mean, what do they all do in there anyway... watch basketball, eat and talk about girls...? Some kind of "man cave"?
Just kidding... sort of.
I think you ment gender equality, but on to your question. Men in Nursing are a unique population. Just like I get frustrated with state specific questions clogging up the pre-nursing forum I doubt many would want questions that pertain only to men clogging up the general forum. Same as any of the unique populations, men are a vast minority (some where around 5% right?, although the school I am applying to is around 12% so maybe that 5% is off) and have another forum to get a response from a targeted field.
She didn't tell the nurse she annoyed her. She was making a statement and as such is entitled to her own feelings it's a shame you don't remember when you where a new nurse. Alot of things you see are intimidating and you look to your more experienced nurses for guidance, unfortunately for some strange reason alot of people don't want to help the new nurses I choose to be supportive and stand up for them and help them and be a mentor not discourage. I think her complaint is valid and it seems that alot of other people do as well.
How do you figure she was dumb? She's the one who solved the "problem". The men in the ad are the ones who look dumb.
Ummmm...you just did. ?
Here's an issue that's way more threatening to our society than Hooters.
Can we please stop electing these people!
Thanks for trying, OP.
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