Hey everyone. This will seem off topic but I'll steer it into the right direction. I actually am not going into nursing, but considered it. I came across this forum post and found it fascinating, because I am going into Physical Therapy. Now I am not the most macho guy, I am androgenous (somewhat female, and male charateristics and mannerisms), and I am homosexual. I am afraid that my personality might be an issue, even though I have a strong desire to work in healthcare. I feel like people will classify me as a wussy, and that I am not compentent like other "straight men" are. It's definitely an issue I am struggling with, but know I can overcome. Stereotypes are always in people's way. I may have some feminine tendencies, but it by no means should imply that I am a waste of space in PT. Same for you guys in nursing. Suck it up, and don't let people stand there and question you as a person. Just give top notch patient treatment, and no one can question your integrity.