Nursynursenurse, ADN, RN 112 Posts Has 9 years experience. Feb 24, 2015 Yeah OP, it's most likely you. I will openly state, as a male I would not have been interviewed if I were female for my current job.I find this a far more likely scenario for a male nurse looking for a job. Studies have shown that interviewers determine applicants are more qualified with identical resumes if there is a male name on it. This has been repeated many times with many different careers. This is a generalization, but overall, our culture views men as more trustworthy and competent. Even if people wont admit it, at a subconscious level, a male professional is deemed trustworthy more so than a female of equal experience. In many professions, respect is given to men simply for their title, but women throughout history and today have to work extra hard to "earn" the same level of respect. In my experience, patients just LOVE male nurses. Nursing is still a female dominated field. However, female nurses are for the most part very accepting of male colleagues despite being a marginalized group in society. Imagine the hardship a women car mechanic might face getting a job in an all male shop. Men as a whole are far less accepting of women infiltrating their "masculine" jobs. Many feel that there are jobs women "shouldn't" do to protect their all boys club and egos. The reverse isn't the case in female dominated careers.I don't believe what you are experiencing is discrimination. Its a tough market with loads of competition. If anything, you are at an advantage for being a male nurse and this privilege may HELP you to land a great job eventually.