Hello, I am new to nursing, almost done with an ADN degree program. I have been working concrete construction most of my adult life...then got involved in healthcare and have found new direction. I am 6'3" 245 pounds. Just curious about any obstacles or insight on experience as a male nurse....and not fitting the traditional mold of a nurse. The days of Florence Nightingale are gone.....Modern "nursing" seems different than that of even 20 years ago.....? So far patient response has been positive. Anyone else feel a bit like a fish out of water, when people say that "Nursing" is something that men shouldn't do. Simply because Nursing is a feminine desciption of the job....?