Men in Nursing: Can Men Be Nurses?

Men in Nursing: Can Men Be Nurses?

Don't even think twice -- YES. Men can be nurses! Nursing is an incredibly rewarding field with seemingly unlimited specialization opportunities. Men can become RNs, critical care nurses - even delivery nurses. This shouldn't be a gendered field. Popular YouTube nurse, Nurse Mendoza, explains why he has no regrets becoming a nurse, why he hates the term "murse," and why he wants to see more men join the field of nursing. So break the stereotype and learn why nursing is a career for anyone who wants to save lives and educate patients.

Men in Nursing: Can Men Be Nurses?

Don’t even think twice — YES. Men can be nurses! Nursing is an incredibly rewarding field with seemingly unlimited specialization opportunities. Men can become RNs, critical care nurses – even delivery nurses. This shouldn’t be a gendered field. Popular YouTube nurse, Nurse Mendoza, explains why he has no regrets becoming a nurse, why he hates the term “murse,” and why he wants to see more men join the field of nursing. So break the stereotype and learn why nursing is a career for anyone who wants to save lives and educate patients.

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    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.

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    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.

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