I'm the only male on my rotation and haven't had a single gender-related issue. [female] Charge nurse and I often play the "who's the bigger @$$hole" game. It's truly a toss-up who wins that one. Just show up for work ready to work. Never shy away from skills, ESPECIALLY those you're weak in. The only way to gain proficiency and keep it is practice. If the 80 year old lady needs a foley, don gloves and take aim! Go-lytely guy had his 5th watery BM of the night? Help his nurse clean up (hint: a Salem sump, suction, kerlex, and a brief will make your shift so much cleaner and easier). If you need help, please for the love of God ask! Opportunities are plentiful in the nursing world.