Thursday, May 10, 2012

How much do RNs make?

Courtesy of MyNursingUniforms & Dickies Scrubs.

Share this:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Male Nurses in China?

Apparently there are none. Well that's not true, there are some, but there are very few, about 10x fewer than developed nations. For example, in the USA the number of male nurses in the profession is around 10% and slowly growing. In China it's a whopping 1%.... So it could be worse. Assuming you're a dude in China who always wanted to be a nurse. Then again it could be quite good for you if the state decides to increase that percentage.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Other nurse bloggers? Get in on this.

I've put a request in and will hopefully get a gift card to blog about MNU. I haven't purchased from them before so that should score me a new pair of scrubs. Here is the complete release from them.

Time to get a new nursing uniform set? Is it time to shop for new uniforms? Everyone could use a new pair of scrubs and getting them for free would be even better! You heard right--free scrubs.

My Nursing Uniforms, the web's leading Dickies scrubs store, is launching our popular nursing scrubs giveaway campaign to lucky nurses in the United States. Who's eligible for our giveaway? From now until the end of March 2012, any nurse, or medical practitioner (that can use scrubs), that's been blogging for a least six month is eligible to receive a gift certificate to the My Nursing Uniforms web store.

What's the catch?!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What's your ratio of male nurses

on your unit how many male nurses do you work with? Some school are reporting increases in male enrollment in nursing programs. however, for the most part male nurses comprise under 10% of graduates. THere seems to be a shift, but it's a really slow one. The current male nurses in the field are still trailblazers. I don't know if nursing itself will ever be a profession that houses equal amounts from both genders.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kennedy Beating on Nurses?

See this?

Come on, you can't just take a baby off your unit no matter how important your last name is. Those nurses had every right to intervene. But yea, you can expect this one to get tied up in courts with another Kennedy walking away unschated. DON"T TAKE YOUR BABY ON WHIM FORM A HOSPITAL. Idiot.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

History of Male Nurses

Although women outnumber men in the nursing profession today, this was not always the case. Men in the military traditionally cared for the sick. In parts of the Arab world, only men were considered capable of public nursing. The first school of nursing, founded around 250 B.C. in India, only accepted men. Men only were considered to be pure enough to touch patients, women were not. They were trained in every aspect of care, including: cooking, bathing, feeding, massaging limbs, assisting in walking and movement, and making beds. For years men were the main medical practitioners, delivering care to patients and nursing the sick back to health.

During the American civil war nursing volunteers cared for the soldiers wounded in battle. Both the Confederate and the Union Armies had teams of nurses – male and female – contributing to the war effort. Although mostly the women are noted as nurses, there were hundreds of men who gave much needed medical attention to fallen soldiers. Walt Whitman, a famous writer and poet, left his pursuit of the literary arts in favor of nursing. Even though a number of men such as Whitman ventured into the nursing profession, their numbers would decline in Europe and North America for over a century.

Florence Nightingale, despite her reforms that transformed healthcare, may have also reduced the role of male involvement in nursing.

Full article from MyNursingUniforms Nursing Blog.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Male Nurses Display more masculine Tendencies

Compared to their computer typing compatriots.

I want to know where the study was conducted, can't seem to track it down. Any dude who works all day on his feet will display more masculine traits than a dormant fatso.... Not that male nurses can't get fat....