Hey man. About to be a new nurse, and I intern at a major VA center. I don’t date women, so have always had close relationships with women as friends so my feedback might be different. A lot of times when we are trying hard and overcompensating to win the admiration of anyone, it’s motivated in fear. Honestly, just be yourself, learn about issues that women face that men don’t, and EMPATHIZE. Male nurses can be cherished in this field, or we can sometimes face isolation by our peers, but my real feedback is to just realize that men, women, whoever...are all just humans, and relating to eachother on a human level is crucial. Showing loving kindness to our sisters in this profession fosters some deep friendships, because we honestly are fighting the same battle together. Nurses get nurses like soldiers get soldiers, and it really is an amazing thing. If you are genuinely yourself, recognize your trauma responses with regard to women, and practice self-care, you will attract allies in this field like flies to honey. Hope you’re doing well, and staying strong.