Since I was around predominately men, it sort of went with the territory.I put my headphones on and tuned them out and went about my work.
While this isnt even close to our primary secondary or even tertiary roles as nurses, i know that it must be in the back of everyones minds somewhere that its nice to have a male around on the floor to use as a forklift whenever Bariatric Barry comes in for a visit.
i hope during an interview im not looked over because i ‘look fragile’ haha.
I obviously don’t genuinely fear this or hold it as high in regard as say, being actually qualified for the job or nailing the interview, but it is a lurking concern that creeps up my neck time and again, whenever i see the multitudes of topics posted about how its lovely to have some muscle on the floor, especially when i look around the other guys in my class that are a bit more..mature. i kept my cardio to a minimum because i wanted to keep the gains, and did some pretty intense weight lifting. And i felt like i was binge eating between the larger than average portioned meals and the snacks in between.
I among the 3 smallest males in my class, and im on the younger side of my class as well. What do you expect when you’re working around mostly women?
So either join the conversation and talk about what they’re talking about, talk about what you want to talk about, tune them out somehow, or disappear when the boyfriend/husband and kids talk begins.
Okay, so i am a male beginning nursing school, and have yet to start clinicals.
I know that nursing is often considered a “stressful” job, especially in the hospital setting.
If you were not interested in the conversations women may have, why choose this profession?
There will be women who will talk about their boyfriends, their kids, their husbands, shopping, etc.
They are talking about their lives and sorry to say it won’t center around maybe the things you would like to hear. At one of my old jobs(pre-nursing days), my department was about 90% men.
I had to endure them talking about women, what they did with these women, sports, and the various parts of the male and female anatomy.