I was drawn to nursing for two reasons. One was just necessity. I needed to make money and that was a field that was hiring, so I worked as an orderly during college.
After doing that for about a year, I realized I really enjoyed it and I transferred into nursing school.
Starting out, I was about one of five men in a class of about 55. When I started in the hospital, you really notice the difference.
I work in the emergency room and some patients who come in, usually older men, don't want a male nurse. And there's one area -- maternity -- where men often are not welcome. I can understand that, and honestly, I have no want or need to be on the maternity floor.
Sometimes, older patients think I'm a doctor. I often tell them, "No, no, believe me I'm not your doctor, I'm your nurse, but I'll take their paycheck if you want to give it to me."
I've been called a male nurse and a "murse." It doesn't bother me much, but some of my colleagues hate that. Why does it have to be male nurse? Why can't we all just be nurses?
Secretary or administrative assistant is still the most common job for U.S. women, just as it was in 1950.
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