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Old 12-12-2007, 07:51 PM
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The nurses on our unit treat our male coworkers like gods. As a psych nurse, I can honestly say that my shift run much smoother when I have a male sidekick as my coworker. I'm not being sexist. Some patients respond better to men than to women.


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Old 12-13-2007, 05:32 AM
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Being a male nurse (as I am) has it's ups and downs, but there are many more ups than downs. So, definitely DON'T let the fact that you're male stop you. Nursing is a fantastic profession!

I've noticed and been told that male nurses tend to have a calming/relaxing effect on a nursing unit. I think this is because, well, male nurses are often much calmer and relaxed.

And darn it! I clean up after myself! LOL
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:19 PM
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We're at about 8-10% at my school. It seems to me that having male nursing students breaks up the sorority feel a bit. I found it helpful to check out some male nurse's blogs (Disappearing John, Nurse Sean, ImpactED, ERMurse) and they are quite entertaining.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:55 PM
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I, being a male nurse, found during my training I was called all over the hospital to insert male catheters. The lifting is also true so watch your back. Once injured it never recovers.

I also found that I was used regularly as a "body guard" when the other nurses in my group went night clubbing. The free drinks were worth it.

Post training I have worked in general surgery, Cardiac surgery, Trauma department, ICU and nursery. I even did a 2 year stint as night matron (You should have seen the confused looks on the patients faces when I introduced myself as matron).

After having to leave hospital nursing due to arthritis I worked in a males only field (a clinic specifically for male sexual health) but have settled in the field of Frail Care for the aged.

In all these fields and positions I have never had any problems with the treatment I received from fellow staff, patients or relatives. However it does sometimes take sometime to explain to the old dears that I am the nurse and not the Doctor!

Good Luck in your chosen profession and you will get out of it what you are willing to put into it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:51 AM
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I also found that I was used regularly as a "body guard" when the other nurses in my group went night clubbing. The free drinks were worth it.
Dang, we never thought of that. Now I'm too old to go nightclubbing. And nobody gets between me and my rock groupd so I guess I don't need a bodyguard. That would have been a great idea back in the day!
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:35 AM
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I wasn't so much a "body" guard but rather a "safe date". If the girls were hit on, and it happened often, then I was their date for the night so they could tell the drunken idiot to get lost or their date would sort them out. By the way I am not exactly small so one look was enough to scare most guys away. However if the girls liked the approach I was ditched and thanked the next day.

Also being 10 years older than the oldest girl in the group I was also designated sober driver.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:57 AM
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I'm the designated driver for everyone...

Its almost enough to drive me to drink....
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:22 PM
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You're both the kind of men any workplace needs, mine included!
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