Should male nurses get preferential treatment? - page 2

I'm in the middle of switching careers into nursing and have a question about male nurses getting preferential treatment in job placement. In many professional fields with a wide gender ratio there... Read More

  1. by   karenG
    Quote from javachair
    Well, it sounds like I'm in the minority here, no pun intended. I think having a larger male representation in nursing would be a great thing not only for the profession but for the public. I'm not in favor of a quota system but would look to programs to encourage more women to go into science fields, including addressing the issue with girls at a young age that science is a field they can not only get into but something they can excel at. I think most men and boys don't consider nursing because for one they don't see it as a viable option - but in fact it's a great profession that has opportunities for upward advancement and branches of specialties to satisfy a greater intellectual curiosity. Well, I'm going into nursing, and there seems to be plenty of men in this forum so that's a good start. Anyways, it's great to be here.


    I never said I dont want to see more male nurses...... rather people should become nurses because they want to, not because someone said.. oh we need more male nurses and he'll do!

    we need more nurses and I dont actually care if they are male/female/black/white/orange/green/blue with yellow polka dots.......... just can they do the job!

    I never did science at school......... did none until i did my nurse practitioner degree. never stopped me becoming a nurse.

  2. by   Cajun LMT
    I Don't want anything I have not earned period. I have been dealing with the loss of my hometown ( Waveland Ms.) and family homes the last 4 weeks working full time, making trips from Atlanta to Waveland and going to school. I still do not want any preferential treatment. Just how I was raised I guess.

    I feel however that many people have of recently changed thier view of men in nursing. Which just happens to be the topic of a paper I have due this semester.