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Name one of your favorite things about being a male nurse.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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Obv since I made the thread ill go first.

I have my own private clean bathroom at night.

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HappyWife77 has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gerontology RN-BC and FNP MSN student.

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I agree....I love using the men's room when the ladies is unavailable! It usually is way cleaner! ;)

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sjalv has 1 years experience and specializes in CVICU.

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[still a student]

When you meet another male nurse/CNA, it's like #instabesties.

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IndiCRNA has 1 years experience and specializes in ICU, transport, CRNA.

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I like all the bright, ambitious, hard working and intelligent young women I get to work with. I love teaching these bright young ladies coming out of college every year eager to learn and excited for their future.

I also working with the older, experienced and street wise nurses who have been doing this job for years and have a wealth of great advice and tips to offer. I have (and continue to) learn so much from these ladies.

I find that being a male allows me to avoid much of the drama and reduces interpersonal communication barriers that I often see between female nurses. The young nurses are happy to learn from me and the older nurses are happy to teach me.

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adnrnstudent has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I love the constant sexual harassment. And there is ZERO sarcasm in my statement, I LOVE it!

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AdamantiteEnigma has 13 years experience.

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Being welcome nearly everywhere I go as an agency nurse. And the little things I can do without effort that make my co-worker's lives easier. Like shutting down perv patients/family members. De-escalating outbursts/violence by simply showing up (I'm not a small man).

Though my favorite has been running down the hall assisting the aides/techs with their rounds. I get to teach them some of my methods and make things much easier for them. All while running away with their dirty linen and trash teasing, " yooou can't catch me - I'm the gingerbread man!"

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24 Posts; 1,970 Profile Views

You instantly become best friends with any male nurse in the hospital.

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62 Posts; 2,420 Profile Views

You use the public bathrooms? I've been indoctrinated by colleagues to use only staff bathroom, which is unisex (but essentially a women's bathroom with a supply of feminine products, face cream, etc).

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Kitchen and activities staff are always feeding me

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zzravizz has 1 years experience and specializes in Medical-Surgical.

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I feel that I can add a different dynamic to the workplace that may be primarily dominated by women. During nursing school, I would hear about drama that would be going on between students right in front of me, but be oblivious to it. Being oblivious to it, I was able to connect people together that wouldn't otherwise. Sometimes being a male, a patient receives my communication differently. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it isn't. However, I can add to the diversity of nursing by being a male and loving what I do.

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Rbeck911 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Occupational Health / EMS.

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I love breaking the stereotype. I ride a Harley, am in a MC, have a beard, etc. I think it's funny to tell people what I do, when that may be the last thing they ever expected to hear.

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ew when is a man's bathroom ever considered clean? its like the nastiest place on earth.

when the annoying douchey patient wants a female because shes modest . You dont have to deal with her BS today.;)

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