Posts like this make me so glad I am a male nursing student in my last year. I do pretty much everything the original poster does, even carry around a tiny notebook I write things in and stick in my pocket, a habit from my ambulance days. I never get any grief at all. I don't understand male nursing students that feel like they are being discriminated against. From what I can tell we don't get any of the b******* that many of the female nurslings get. But that is a topic for another thread.
And to those that have a problem with nursing students asking questions in front of a patient, I stopped my clinical instructor from making a med error and pushing the wrong IV Med by realizing that it was not the right Med and asking her her if it was the right generic name for the med. I suppose I could have waited until she pushed it and we left a room and then ask her, " do you realize you just made a med error?"