Feminine Image of Nursing Persists

  1. from advance for nurses:

    feminine image of nursing persists

    survey finds more men would enter nurisng if profession could shed stereotypes.
    [color=#003399]read why.
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  3. by   Nursewise
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    from advance for nurses:

    feminine image of nursing persists

    survey finds more men would enter nurisng if profession could shed stereotypes.
    [color=#003399]read why.

    for many, nursing is still synonymous with breast-feeding. for instance, a warning accompanying the cholesterol lowering drug lipitor cautions "not to be taken if nursing".

    nursewise
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    male nurses are sexy

    any man who is confident, compassionate, and educated can take care of me anytime.

    On a more serious note, its nice to have the opposite gender around to ask for their input on how to handle certain male patients who may be uncomfortable receiving care from a female nurse...

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