By - Mandrew2005
Like others here have said, male nurses are in demand. Nurses are in demand. If this is what you feel like you should do in life, do it! You can do so many things as a nurse!
Literally came here just to praise the shirt. (Also saving lives and stuff. But mostly the shirt).
I think most people only know the bedside aspect of nursing as profession. I work in hospital so I get exposed to a lot more of it and there are nurse in things that have little or nothing to do with bedside like procurement, advice lines or call center, information systems, adjudicating insurance claims, etc.
Nurses have been in high demand since at least when I graduated from high school nearly forty years ago.
Male Nurse here: don’t worry there are plenty of us in the field, and we definitely really need you!
Male nurse here too: the reality too that most people have no clue what we actually do, nurses don’t walk around and pass out popsicles anymore. Sure, I can get you a popsicle if you want one, but our jobs are honestly so much more important than that. In the acute setting, I’m running my ass off to fulfill doctors’ orders for 12 hours at a time for 4 separate people at once. Passing medications, cross checking medications, and reviewing orders to ensure that they are safe for the patient. Our day is prioritization above everything while providing compassionate patient centered care. However, This doesn’t even scrap the surface of this practice. Also OP get your bachelors degree if you continue to the field, it’s worth
Seconding this- I’m not a nurse but work in a hospital. There are a ton of male nurses, especially in critical care, ICU, flight nurses, etc. These dudes are badass and good at what they do. Hang in there, you won’t always be the only guy.
Caring isn't feminine, it's human.
Physician here. I greatly appreciate diversity on the field. Male nurse I know bring a lot to the team. Other than that, do the job that will fulfill you. Down the road, it counts a lot
My Dad always wanted to be a doctor, but medical school was never an option for him financially. At 40 he quit his manufacturing job and went to school to get his BSN. It was a life-changer for him, both in how it revitalized him, reinvigorated him, and fulfilled him. He always said he regretted not going to school earlier for Nursing, because of the false stereotypes he and so many others held.
Totally more power to you, also. Benefit increase of fish in the sea. Like how some women join the military for that reason (baffled me at first when I spoke to some while I was in, but made sense).
To tack onto this, I've said it before, I'll say it a thousand times. Best nurse I ever had when I was on death's door was a male nurse. No one gave me the level of care and compassion he did. I'd walk through fire for that guy.
Nurses and teachers are the greatest people in the world.
To yourself and the next comment down, I wanna say thanks.
I work in a hospital too and I see plenty of male nurses, so it's definitely not uncommon!
This. My dad is a nurse and a damn good one. It takes all kinds and all kinds of minds. I wish the very best!
Another male nurse popping in to give support. I was one of 2 guys who graduated in my class of 22. You'll be fine. Just don't date anyone in class.
To add to this: I'm a paramedic and 9 times out of 10 the male nurses are more attentive to us and actually listen to the reports we give. I love seeing male nurses as my point of contact
When I was 12 I was recovering from an appendectomy and one of the best nurses I had was a guy. That was about 30 years ago… you are absolutely correct, it is about caring!
Except when your population of patients are rude, entitled and abusive and they suck the caring out of even new nurses.
Male nurse here. Keep pursuing and don’t let the naysayers get you down! Follow your heart and exude confidence. Welcome to the field!
The world needs more male nurses so men won’t feel so embarrassed about getting care they need. If you got into the program that means you have the smarts to complete it. Don’t get let yourself get intimidated. You got this. 👍
Yeah, thanks for the encouragement
Man who is a nurse here. You are entering the world's greatest profession. There is more to learn then you will ever know. Keep at it. You are needed. You are mighty.
As a guy I've never felt embarrassed being treated by a female nurse. Nor have I cared much
It's not only about getting men the care they need.
Rock on! Seems like a great decision.
As a male that works in the medical field for the past 12 years. This is going to happen a lot.
Male nurse here.
amen! sister just made the switch to travel assignments last aug/sept the thing i keep hearing is "why the fuck would i not for 3 times the pay?"
Yeah I absolutely recommend doing the travel contracts. I'm a physical therapist, but I did travel right out of college. Mine was all in home health (don't recommend starting in home health right out of school but I survived). It was the best decision I ever made. Saw a lot of the country, made good money, and had a lot of fun.
If you take one comment to heart it should be this one. Currently a travel nurse bc I refuse to work for what they pay full time nurses. Graduated in '09 worked ICU for 8 (full time then travel) and was offered less than I made as a new grad to come on full time in '17. I've worked all over the cou try and most places, nurses don't make shit compared to what they expect you to do and what you have to put up with. I know people working in a chemical plant with a high school diploma that make more than full time nurses. It's a viable career, but you wont do well unless you find a way to work the system. I would make sure to explore all your options
Follow this advice OP. I got a free AA, hospital paid for my BSN and then I went around making 100k+ with no debt as a traveller. Got laid a LOT (if that's your thing), travelled the world between assignments, loved my job and just sat down one day and couldn't believe how lucky I was.
Too true. My ex-wife got her BSN at 24 (though she did it in school) and then did most of her NP online.
I’m was male travel nurse (still male, just an NP) and if you play your cards right, you make $100,000 and work 6-7 months out of the year. I really struggled with getting a MSN and taking a $50/hr pay cut 😢
7 yrs as an ER nurse and I never looked back. I've literally held a heart in my hand then 5 mins later a smelly dildo. Nursing is fucking awesome and you'll enjoy yourself.
Hopefully washing hands in between lol
Two words my man: study group.
I was in a class where I was the only guy. Didn't get even the slightest hint of action
Two more: "Anatomy homework."
I was in a class with over 20 girls and 4 boys. I used to think I would find a girlfriend soon but all I got was heaps of gossip...:(
This dude tryna set you up to fuuuuuuu
One of my good friends is a male nurse, he is also nearly 7foot haha he works in south Sudan. Also a few weeks ago I gave birth, one of my midwives was male thought it was pretty cool, he had and epic beard too. As someone said we need more male nurses, you're doing an fantastic job, I wish you all the best.
I’ve had two babies overseen by midwives and I’ve never met or heard of a male midwife and I’ve always wondered if they existed. I’d love to hear about their experiences in the field. I hope they don’t get avoided by prospective moms because of their gender.
I'm all for balancing the gender ratios in all kinds of work. I'm a woman but I know men who would be much more comfortable talking about their health with another man.
Nice. Hopefully those ladies are welcoming
Well kinda, the class is really quiet and everyone’s shy. I’m like the only person stepping up to answer questions and making comments.
Congrats you are going to have lifetime job security and make good money. That’s on top of meeting great people, making a difference and many other things. The one negative, your feet will hurt. Lol.
Perhaps another negative to add would be "you may see death"
Greg's a Male nurse
Way to go! We need more male nurses
My sister is an RN who just started a new job. Her sign on bonus will be $5K plus eventually up to $12K. The one guy RN works at night and “everyone is scared” of him because “he knows what they screwed up during the day.” Stay strong.
We need more men in nursing as much as we need more women in stem. Keep it up brother and kick this courses ass
You will learn a lot about women. 20 year medical professional here.
I wish that were always true!
Can you share some things you have learned? Asking for a friend
Just curious, does every public government related room in the US have a flag?
No but they're common.
For lower education? Yeah, usually. Uni? No, maybe where the school flag is though.
Its a high school classroom, which most if not all do contain some size flag for the pledge of allegiance which depending on state and school is done daily or once a week. Thankfully our courts have said that you can't be required to pledge, but there's still pressure.
Prettymuch every classroom. There's a morning salutation ceremony that's technically non-complusory in the legal sense, but peer pressure and ignorant staff make it pretty mandatory to participate.
Went all 4 years of High School being the only male flutist in band (longer then that, if you were to include Middle School).
I've been a nurse for 42 years. Back in the day...... only a few male nurses. Now there are soooooo many. Good career choice if you decide!
Yo male nurse here! I was in your shoes 5 years ago, friend. Stick it through. We need more males in the field. If you have questions on anything in the field or about school then hit me up!
This guy gets it
Doesn’t matter if you’re a male or female, you just have to get used to Filipino food 🤣
how hard can that even be
just politely say no to balut
Can’t ask for a better ratio.
Unless you were gay.
You’ll be great , from a fellow nurse 👍👍👍
I’ve been out of the field for a hot minute (13 years), but I have to say the best nurses I worked with were men. Be proud of entering such a noble service industry, and I hope you go far!
There's a great podcast on hidden brain about male nurses.
Lucky guy. Getting your medical education.
"Or what, you will do twice as much work as a doctor for half as much pay?" -Jeff Winger, Community
I have the exact same shirt as you
Where'd you get it?
Currently working in fashion. 17 employees, I’m the only guy. I get along with the girls great but it really sucks not having another bloke to work with…
What am I missing? Why is this so highly voted
Easiest access to chicks. I'm a bisexual woman and I just didn't understand why men didn't do this!
Nursing is a great career path. Woman can be great coworkers. Be comfortable in your choices.
They can also definitely not be.
Woodworking is expensive and I really wish a class taught me how to cook XD.
As a female I took woodshop/tech ed because home economics sounded awful.
I took a girlfriend to a Justin Timberlake concert. Ratio was about 200:1 girls to guys there, maybe even more.
Yeah, why is this on the front page? Who fucking cares.
Seriously not to be a dick and I hope OP does well, but what is this doing on
right? i've never cared less about something
I’m a female in a male dominated industry, been doing this since high school and I’m 45 now. Never any problems.
This may actually be the least interesting picture I have ever seen.
I mean could be in a trade class and be the only girl so there is that
Nice shirt dude
That's awesome! Great work just getting into it.
Go get that degree and I expect to see you walking across the stage for your CRNA by 27. You are heading in the right direction and never give up
We had an awesome male nurse care for our wife when we had our son. Even after her emergency C-section.
My mom and all my aunts are nurses. They want and need male nurses Bc they’re stronger. Hope you stick to it, world always needs good people.
Push through it. Please. I love male nurses. Wish there was more in the field.
My brother-in-law was going for his nursing degree, something he really wanted to do, until his redneck relatives and friends shamed him so badly that he dropped out. They also shame any man who cooks, even on an outdoor grill.
I'm starting my Bachelor of Science in Nursing this September and am one of two men in a cohort of about 33. Don't stress about it too much! If you want to help others it's a great career choice. Don't let anyone bring you down dude!
One of my best friends is a male nurse. He’s gotten travel contracts to Alaska, Hawaii and loves his life. Congrats on getting in, good luck during your studies.
Nurses are always needed. Good choice for a career.
I am a male nurse as well, and work with some great nurses of both sexes. There were only 5 of us guys out of 50ish students in my original RN program. I chose to let it make me feel unique, as we all contribute different points of view to any discussion.
You got a good head on ya if you're interested in nursing at such a young age. Keep at it! Nursing was the best choice I've ever made! As a male nurse, nursing school was pretty much the same ratio, it's always mostly women.
Go be awesome. Anyone can be an amazing nurse and does not matter if male or female. Many years ago when in the hospital for severe ulcerative colitis complications, before being properly diagnosed, I had 3 week long stays. The local hospital had a male nurse working the overnight shift one of my stays, maybe 2 of them, and he was one of the best.
But hey man, you got a really cool shirt!
What is ur shirt? Looks rad
Woman in mechanical engineering here. Was the only girl in my AP Physics class in highschool. Usually only one to three girls in most of my upper level classes at uni. Let's all break barriers together we need everyone skills and abilities in every sector. Keep going you got this.
Fuck it all. If it's what you want to do, you do it.
I just spent 40 days in the hospital, as a 32m I enjoyed the male nurses that attended to me they were always polite and understanding "As were the woman". Don't let archaic views hold you back from being the person you want to be!
My dad was an NHS nurse (uk) for 25 years. I was very proud of him.
The complete opposite of a sausage party. What’s that called? A clam jam?
In my field, I'm almost always the only woman. I'll just tell you to remember you belong, you'll do great, and if it's your passion, to not feel discouraged if you aren't surrounded by more of your male peers.
Lots of male nurses out there. You'll be fine ❤️
As a male nurse myself, embrace it man. Nothing to be ashamed of. Also pro tip for the future, if you are a male and a nurse, a lot of hospitals will hire you ASAP because you don’t come with the drama like some female nurses do. I know this is a generalization of female nurses, but once you work at the bedside and work primarily with women, you’ll understand. Be confident, be yourself and if someone gives you shit, just remember you can go anywhere and find a job, you get to be surrounded by women at work, and you’ll probably make more money than the insecure men giving you shit! Cheers brother! #nursenopurse
I feel you, bro. My wife is a nurse and often rants about "chickworld."
You got this!! Learn all you can and get a great profession!! Best of luck.
Don't talk about your dick.
While many woman choose as profession also substantial amount of men and one day if you choose to be a nurse you'll be someone's hero.
Are those boltune pro around your neck?
I remember a buddy of mine was one of 7 male nurses in the nursing program which had 400 spots at our university. I know 2 of the guys went on to meet their future wives though the program. Use the opportunity OP
So fantastic - good for you. Hope you learn lots and have fun!
Your crushing it (I hope)
Male nurse made me laugh after I got jumped and beat up pretty bad once, he also helped literally hold me together too but the laugh was the part I remember the clearest. Keep going!
Always keep extra hair ties on you
Hey, if you enjoy it, go for it! The biggest hospital in the area where I live is offering $6k signing bonuses for RNs right now.
GOOD FOR YOU and GOOD LUCK.
I worked IT for a nursing program. It was not uncommon for me and the security guard to be the only males in the building.
your shirt looks dope where’s it from?
Thought i was on
It’s hard being in a field where you’re an outlier from the start. Don’t let it phase you and just enjoy doing what you love. As a woman doing boxing, science and motorcycling, I tell you the comments and disapproval I’ve received over the years was never enough to stop me :) Be free and have fun! I wish you all the best!
Nursing is the most highly trusted and respected occupation. It’s more than a job, it’s a practice. Worked in hospitals for decades. I loved my nurses. As noted by other male nurses on this post, you will be highly rewarded for this choice. They’ll give you lots of money, too.
stay in there dude, great for you. Nursing is a great career and you are helping society
You got this dude!!! Don’t worry about a thing! Male nurses are definitely needed. Congrats on going against the wave and trying something new!
I was one of 6 male nurses in a class of about 120 people, hospitals can always use more male nurses! Stick with it if it’s something you like, I love what I do. Best wishes!
Nursing home administrator here: male nurses are a godsend.
Those girls most likely are going to be wiping asses in a nursing home. Get your degree and become an RN.
They’ll all be looking to you when the fat guy needs lifting. Go get em champ.
As a woman engineer, good on you! It’s definitely intimidating being the only one of any particular definition in a room, but nursing is incredibly important and a very skilled profession.
I'm a man and I honestly wish I went into nursing. I would be making a littlbe bit more money than I am making now and I would have had fantastic dating life in university.
Blow up the stereo types! Congrat and good luck.
If u didnt get laid I'll be pissed.
Making strides in gender-skewed industries can be a challenge. Stay focused. Make friends. See it through to the end
Nice ass shirt my man
Male nurses are necessary because men need care and not everyone is comfortable talking to female nurses
You lucky bastard, unless, well, still enjoy.
What my male nurse friend says, being a male nurse means the odds are good... but the goods are odd.
Good for you! Nothing to be embarrassed about! No one cares what you are when their dying! Keep it up!
FUCK YEAH! Keep it up my dude! Proud of you.
Sick shirt my dude
I was also the only guy in a class of 14! Radiology program, was a fun and interesting time, recently graduated in May
My wife just spent a month in the hospital. All of the nurses were amazing and one of our best was a guy. He made my wife feel totally comfortable and was one of the most engaging guys I’ve met in a long time.
Smells like equal pay.
Male nursing student here, don’t let it get you down. There are plenty of men in the field and I’ve never been put down by a colleague for my gender. Realistically some patients may say ignorant things but killing them with kindness and remaining professional while providing excellent care proves their biases wrong.
There are a lot more male nurses than people think in the actual workforce.
The best nurse I ever had was male. He was kind, compassionate and quite knowledgeable. More than that, he cared. He truly cared about my comfort and my health. I won't forget him.
A male nurse gave my daughter the best care of all the nurses we had when she was briefly hospitalized as a 16mth old. Shes 20 now (weve had plenty of medical interventions but not too serious) and i still remember what a great job he did.
Elvis The Alien!
Smart. Very smart.
I see this as an absolute win
Nothing wrong with that at all. It was me and one other guy in my program. People don’t look at nursing as a female profession anymore they just see it as a good job. Also my ex is a nurse and she would always say it’s good to have male nurses to help move patients and what not. Plus think of all the poon.
You look a bit a too much like me lol I had to take a second look
I'm just going to call you a nurse, is that OK? Tbh, is that offensive? And, you are probably not going to be single long, if you are.
I love your confidence and courage to follow your own path, especially at such a young age. Never lose that quality and you will be happy and successful. No regrets!
Judging by your shirt, you need this.
Good luck dawg XD
Good for you. Fuck gender stereotypes.
BRO I HAVE THAT SHIRT AS A HOODIE
Go get ‘em, tiger ;-)
I have nipples Greg, could you milk me?
The world needs male nurses. I think people underestimate how much a males strength can be important in nursing, if you have patients who fall or people who need to be carried, having a male nurse definitely would make that easier (generally I mean). More men need to be nursing, my Dad who is pretty conservative is constantly telling me to consider it.
When I went to college guys did that on purpose for that reason.
Future front end warrior hero.
We all know he's smiling under that mask
Hey you’re the best looking guy in the class! Use that to your advantage.
I need many combat medics that went into nursing after their military career. We need more male nurses. Keep it up, stay out of the drama. And don't get in the relationships with classmates / coworkers. ( That can be said for any profession but thought it should be said).
Had a few military male and female nurses and respiratory therapists come assist during covid. Great group of people. Loved working with them. Not slackers like a lot of others (which only leaves more work for someone else).
Why isn't there more of a drive to get men into nursing and teaching like there is for girls in the stem fields? I feel like this is an issue also but no one bothers to address it.
Interesting question. I wonder the same thing. Working for the power company there were so many programs to hire women in engineering and special work training programs for getting female engineers into management. But nothing for getting women into many of the other roles.
There are plenty of scholarships specifically like the
Male nurses make SIGNIFICANTLY more money than female nurses. Guys are starting to realize how lucrative the nursing field can be. Some of the highest-paid nursing specialties have a lot of men. (Men are only 13% of nurses, but about 41% of CRNAs are men for example)
Nursing is a solid career choice. Also nursing school sounds fucking hard. Also your dating options will be 👌. Also I dig the shirt. So overall I'd say you got this, you definitely got this.