8 Things Male Nurses Need to Know about the Profession

Guest Post by Sean Dent MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Men have been a part of the nursing profession for centuries. The latest statistics show they comprise just under ten percent of the nursing workforce. While this may seem small, the total percentage of men in nursing has grown steadily over the past decade. Less than ten years ago, the percentage of men in the nursing profession was less than five percent, and now that number should tip over ten percent during 2017. I don’t know about you, but (10% of four million) is not a small number. As the minority, men must […]

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with One Step” ~Lao-Tzu

Guest post by  Gbenga Lawal, RN Whether you are on what seems like a long journey to coming to the United States for your education, taking your NCLEX exam or have a specific goal, this one’s for you. I was walking in the cold snow. I couldn’t feel my feet or my hands. I thought it was the proper punishment for my failure. I was out of nursing school for a whole year. It was devastating.  Back to the beginning I got into nursing school simply because I said I would. The excitement of a new beginning drove me. I […]

Guys! Be prepared! – “What you can expect when you’re a male nurse.”

Male Nurse

Guest Post by Matthew Morris The field of nursing offers some incredible benefits. These include; job stability, decent salaries and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. More and more men have decided to enter this field, and that’s a good thing. But the truth is if you’re a male nurse, you’re going to stick out! You’re going to face the same questions and the same issues again and again. Here are some common experiences among nurses who happen to be male, including how they deal with them, and what they’ve learned.     You’re going […]