While the exact percentage is unknown, it’s no secret that the nursing profession is dominated by women. It has been this way for so long that male nurses often face harsh stereotypes. At NurseCore, we appreciate our nurses from all walks of life; men and women of all kinds are welcome.
To show our appreciation for the skills and perspective that men can bring to nursing, here are four reasons that male nurses rock:
1. They Buck Stereotypes at Every Turn
Nursing is one of the few professions that is dominated by women. While the number of men in nursing is rising, men still face negative public criticism when entering this incredible field. Men often have their gender identity and sexuality called into question when they decide to become nurses.
The truth is that the choice to be a nurse has nothing to do with gender or orientation. People become nurses to make a difference and save lives. When you have a caring male nurse, you get it!
2. They Teach About Nursing
While the stereotypes about men in nursing slowly crumble, the truth about why people choose this profession becomes clear. Robert Fraser, RN explained that the common myths about men in nursing provide opportunities to teach.
“I enjoy it though, you get the chance to explain the profession and what nurses actually do,” Fraser said. Now that’s an attitude we can get behind!
3. They are More Than the Muscle
Some people believe that men are just hired to do the heavy lifting. That’s couldn’t be further from the truth. All nurses do the heavy lifting and all nurses care for patients. Male and female nurses are equally valued in the workplace.
4. They are Nurses
Male nurses rock because they are nurses. NurseCore believes that all nurses rock! They are superheroes who save lives and dispense much-needed care.