Should You Get Married? The Male Nurse Insight

Should You Get Married? The Male Nurse Insight

Should you get married? The answer to this question can be found at the very end. I’ll start with Harvard’s perspective: “A good marriage can improve a man’s health, but marital discord can take its toll on both happiness and health. In the MRFIT study of 10,904 American married men, for example, men who divorced…

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How to Work with Women

How to Work with Women

Women communicate mainly to nurture relationships. On the other hand, men communicate mainly to exchange data. So how can men and women coexist in the workplace, often spending 12+ hour shifts together? The answer can be found in a joke. What’s the secret to a great marriage? A big house. The key to working with…

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Career Analysis: The Family NP

Why would anyone care about becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (Family NP or FNP)? Haven’t you heard? Medical students are running away from the specialty of family medicine because the field doesn’t pay enough ($219,000 annually, to be exact). Guess who is expected to fill the “family practice gap?” Yes, the Family NP. Just how…

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Mental Tips

In this post, I cover mental tips, distinctions, and books that have helped in my nursing journey. Principles by Ray Dalio On goals: This book helped me see that joy in nursing arises from a feeling of progress (not in how big the nursing paycheck is). In other words, your goal should be to be…

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If You Want To Quit Your Job And Pursue Nursing, Read This First

  Disclaimer: I’ve worked in both Corporate America and hospitals, so I know what it feels like to want to quit your useless job. My Time In Insurance When I worked in the insurance business, I was fascinated by how meaningless my job was. Entire weeks would roll by, and I would question if I…

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FAQS (The Male Nurse Version)

I’m going to go over Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with no strings attached. In other words, I’ll answer the questions I wish I had the balls to ask when I was 18. 1) How much money do you make? I started my career making $28/hour in CA. I now make approximately $50/hour working in my…

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Is It Better to be a Male Nurse or Female Nurse?

If you want to know the answer the to the title, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Below is an analysis of the pros and cons of being a male in the nursing field. Advantages: 1. A male in hospital attire is seen as an authority figure, whereas a female in hospital attire…

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How To Deal With An Upsetting Profession

What? Am I saying that nursing is an upsetting profession? No! I’m saying something better: nursing sucks. Nursing is an extreme, emotional roller coaster. I wouldn’t be able to tell you how many times I’ve sat in my car thinking “I fucking hate my job. The charge nurse is a bitch and my coworkers are…

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Career Analysis: The Psychiatric NP

Why would anyone care about becoming a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP and PMHNP will be used interchangeably)? If you want to be a player in the psychiatric prescribing workforce, I’d recommend the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner route. Just how big of a player will you be? Here’s a breakdown of the number of…

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How to Get into Graduate School

So you’ve decided to be a CRNA/CNS/NP. You’re tired of toiling away on 12 hour shifts. What follows is a list of action points on how to get into graduate school for nursing. I got admitted into several graduate schools, and these are the strategies I personally used. I’ll give you a heads up: some…

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