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Steve Anderson

Many female nurses are perverts and unprofessional.

October 27 2013 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

South florida is a revolving door for nurse if they get Hire for PART TIME job cleaning room ,lote of young new RN leave afte 6 month ,Up north chaseing the money,or on the road like a trucker.

October 15 2012 at 11:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

A nurse career is not what it use to be for those that dream of being a nurse,studing for 3yr and the debt that you will aquired.the money is'nt there anymore.Infact hospital have been Lay-off their fultime nurse by the thousand around the country ,Why pay you the premium, when the foriegn nurse brought in with contract will do the job for 12$ a HR. Anyway there is too much abuse and bulling going on in the back ground on nurse on nurse abuse,it could be the supervisior might like your cute little nose, if that the case the CLICK will make your job three time as hard ,Lots of female nurse Bulling,seeing and hearing the screaming and fighting among these nurse is a very sad place to work especially when the pay is gone.

October 15 2012 at 10:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kamarul Fitri

I am a male student nurse and I also experienced the same thing during practical in the ward. People should get over about gender stereotype as it doesn't prove which gender provides the best care. Nurses, male or female did the same job which is to assist the patient as well as the doctors in providing care. I hope media will not make an advertisement or movie that shows stereotypes especially for male nurses. Respect others

August 25 2012 at 8:03 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

My brother is an ER/Trauma nurse and loves his work. The only bad thing about it, according to him, is how the female nurses throw themselves at the doctors all day. LOL

August 23 2012 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carolyn Teresa Falko

I should have added that, as a high school teacher, I encourage my students to follow their passions, their dreams. I have taught 2 fine young men who came to me after school to share their interest in nursing. Sadly, they were afraid of the bullying that likely would have accompanied their admission in class. I highly encouraged them and suggested that they contact nursing programs to find out how many men were in the programs. I am sure they would be encouraged by the answer. I hope that nursing programs have incentives to encourage and support all their students, including the men..

As an aging baby boomer, I know I will need care. I don't care what gender the help comes from.

August 23 2012 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It should be mentioned that several "perks" go along with being a male nurse not mentioned here. Being in close proximity to pretty females cannot be ignored, even if the article speaks only of work duties etc, and I'm sure many male nurses are in demand for their physical strength, with tiny females needing assistance

August 23 2012 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carolyn Teresa Falko

I applaud the rise in the number of men in nursing,. I have had fantastic care from many nurses; their gender didn't matter. When as male nurse asked me if I was comfortable with him caring for me, I asked one simple question "Are you an RN.?" When he responded in the positive, I asked him to please take care of me because I needed help. I wish people would get over gender-stereotypes. Women make great engineers, construction workers, nuclear physicists, etc,. And men make wonderful kindergarten and elementary school teachers, florists, nurses, etc. And their sexual orientation doesn't matter. Gay or straight, as long as the person can do his/her job with competence and enthusiasm, PLEASE come and help me and my family.,

August 23 2012 at 3:45 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Carolyn Teresa Falko's comment

Very well said. I totally agree!

August 23 2012 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I have been a Nurse, then a Nurse Practicioner for 22 years. In that time, I can count on one hand the number of times I have had a patient request a female nurse. I have also had about the same number of times that a patient has requested a male nurse. It just isn't a big issue.
As to the doctor question, I tell them, I make as much as an average family practicioner, didn't have to go to school quite as long (about 2 years less in my case), and don't have to take much call, don't get emergencies in the middle of the night, have much smaller student loans, the list goes on. I love my job, and am very glad I went the way I did.

August 23 2012 at 3:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I am appalled at the seeming ineptness of the characterization of the nursing profession that males have to endure. As a male nurse, I have been gossiped about, hated, cursed, blackballed, propositioned, had my body talked about in lewd terms, while also demanded to do the more physical tasks because "you're male". Nurses have become cut-throat, hateful, political, and quick to condemn someone while they themselves are with faults. I have seen drug abuse, patient abuse, collegue abuse, sexual abuse, fraud, lying on charting, codes not called then later back dated for an order AFTER THE FACT to cover themselves, admissions of "fluffing" their thesis or dissertation to get graduated, and more. All was reported by me, then I was summarily dismissed for "other" things (despite having sterling reviews by patients and job performances). To not report is aiding and abeting these violations and illegal activities, and to report them is suicide. My background has been ER and ICU, with 5 certifications. I still have references, and have been charge RN, director, and admistration. Still, now, I cannot get an interview or a job. I have come to loathe the culture of nursing, while still hold high the Nightingale premise that all people should expect absolute quality care. There are those who feel that "its just part of the culture". That is wrong! IF a male does these things, he is dismissed, reported to the Board of Nursing, sued, or incarcerated. Yet a female is much more imune to the consequences. I truly love nursing, but I hate the culture that has come to be over the past 17 1/2 years.

August 23 2012 at 3:09 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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