Men in Nursing: What It’s All About

Men in Nursing: What It’s All About

[MUSIC PLAYING] Greetings, my fellow nurses and
brothers, future nurse sisters, and nurse familia, everybody
joining the nursing game. I want to let you
know right now, today’s topic is
men and nursing. So I’ve been doing nursing
for about five years now. It’s amazing. It’s a rewarding career. It’s challenging. And we need to
increase those numbers. And today’s topic is about
just getting more males in the nursing field. We have– it’s basically female,
estrogen-filled and dominated type of scenario that
you’re working in. And there’s nothing
wrong with that. We just need to
increase the numbers to even out the numbers
with males and women working in the field. And I wouldn’t change
what I have at all. I love being a male nurse. I have nothing wrong with that. I hate when people say,
murse, or male nurse. Honestly, dude, I go in there,
take care of the patient, we save lives. We educate them. We do what we need to do to
help the patient get better and get in and out. We have to figure
out the diagnosis. We do the critical
thinking, hemodynamically get the patient stable,
and then we get him out. We get him discharged,
prognosis is great. But this is with
the medical team that you work with, of
course, with the RT, physical therapist, your
CNA, your LPNs, your RNs. Whoever you are working
with, your doctor, your whole medical staff, when
you work together as a team, it’s beautiful. So I wanted to touch
base on men in nursing. And right now we
have, what, 13%? Are you serious? That’s it? 13% is not enough, y’all. If we have women in the
military, women in our police officers, we should definitely
increase the men in nursing. And let me tell you why,
let me tell you this. You can go in the military. You can be a flight nurse. You can be an ER nurse. You can go critical care nurse. You can go even, if you
want to deliver babies, you can do that if that’s
what you want to do. But any type of specialty,
you can get into. It’s your choice, guys. And that’s the amazing
part about nursing. You can be a travel nurse. You can go into ER. You can go to critical care. You can go to med/surg,
you can go to tele, you can go to neuro. I mean, it’s ridiculous. It is beautiful. And that’s why I
wanted to touch bases with men in nursing
because I have no regrets going in this field. And it’s amazing the
opportunities you can get. So I wanted to
touch base with that and let you guys know
it’s a great career. I’m very humble and
grounded with this job that I have because it’s
not just changing lives, but it’s also touching
people and educating them. And when you see them
later, they come up to you and they say, thank you
for taking care of me. That’s the best
feeling you can get. Or when you go home
and you realize, hey, I just saved a life. What? Are you serious? Nothing can get
better than that. The other one I wanted
to discuss today was stereotypes of male nurses. Sometimes, like I
said, I go in there and they’ll think I’m top of the
medical team, like the doctor. Or sometimes they think I’m
actually going in there, and they refer me as an MD
or, if it’s not the doctor, it’s going to be the physical
therapist, or the RT, which there’s nothing
wrong with that. But I think it’s funny how
they still stereotype nurses as women. It’s only just women nurses,
which is pretty funny. Other than that, is there any
other reason to not join this? That’s the million dollar
question right there, guys. Honestly, it’s one of
those where you just have to get up off the
couch and get it done. Men in nursing is going
up, and it’s growing. It’s basically blossoming. So I’m having fun with this,
and I’m letting everybody know and enjoying the fun. It is a hard,
challenging career, but it’s also rewarding. And it is amazing. Plus, besides touching
people’s lives, you get to have four days off. So you can’t complain
on that, right? So I’m going to end
it on that note. Men in nursing,
we’re going up, guys. My fellow nurse brothers
and nurse sisters, stay tuned for the next video. Peace. [MUSIC PLAYING]

8 thoughts on “Men in Nursing: What It’s All About

  1. Got to admit I'm a bit terrified of entering a profession dominated by women.  I just left a position as a Dietary Manager with 1 male out of 18 employees. I just read up on "horizontal violence" in nursing.  Well i'm sure this happens in all jobs, but it was a brutal environment in that kitchen. The heat had nothing to do with the temp of the oven.  The passive-aggressive attitude to ridicule, defame, and ultimately discredit another was alive and well. As the Dept Head, the target was square on my back from all directions.  It's all fun and games until it's playing with someone's livelihood. So the response is generally one to bite back.  I just got burnt out and put my notice in.  I don't enjoy working in a hostile environment. I'm currently also considering Med School, which I have almost all the prereqs for. I think my personality at least functionally would correlate better with nursing.  I'm not the kind that enjoys tearing another down to see them suffer professionally.  Anyways thanks for the video uploads I've learned a lot. It's incredibly cheap (like $8000) here to get into nursing school. So financially it looks to be a good idea. I think I would enjoy the patient interaction as well. I try to foster a positive environment and even make them laugh if at all possible.  So many people are miserable I guess it doesn't matter what job your doing.

  2. I can't stand male nurses. In general, if you heard them speak privately, you wouldn't want them as your nurse as a female.

  3. Army National Guard and I am a 68 whiskey combat medic I also have an associate's degree in nursing so how would that affect me getting a job in the nursing field

  4. I can wait to become a nurse right after i throw my barbie dolls away 😂😂😂😂😂😂 This is so gay man up bitch

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