It was just a normal change of shift like any other. The day shift and night shift nurses were at the station waiting to get started when one of them began telling a story about the new male nurse. She was describing for the other women a stupid comment he rattled off during their shift together yesterday. I do not remember the exact exchange, but I do remember how it fired up all the other female nurses. I was standing next to my buddy and fellow male nurse when I chuckled and said, “We had better teach this new guy how to survive around here, or he is going to get eaten alive!” We then began to joke about the women being lionesses and eating him like a little baby gazelle. Not long after that interaction, I trained a few nursing students for their clinical rotations. They followed me while we worked on the unit. I began to realize that nurses needed more than they are taught in nursing school. They needed a real, no-bull- shit survival guide!
This is the raw, real, and uncensored guide to surviving as a male nurse. Being a male in the female-dominated profession of nursing is dangerous. As you read each chapter of this book, you will learn the skills to not only survive but thrive. Whether you are thinking of becoming a nurse, a brand new nurse, or a seasoned professional, this book will give you entertaining and truthful insights on how to be a successful “murse.”