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Nurse Myths and Misconceptions

What Being A Male Nurse Is NOT

What Being A Male Nurse Is NOT

Public opinion is generally not in sync with reality when it comes to the world of nursing. Male nurse stereotypes? I’ve heard ’em all.

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Male nurses and the doctor’s favorite myth

So, do doctors treat a male nurse differently than a female nurse?

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Latest male nurse myth

I think we’ve driven the male nurse urban legend into the ground with all the common myths out there, but this one blindsided me…

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Male nurse intro course 101

To all those men out there who are taking the greatest leap of their lives, here are some basics on how to survive this wonderful ride of a career we call nursing.

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Angry male nurse myth debunked

This one always humors me. Do I get angry because someone called me a ‘male nurse’? Why in the world would a fellow male nurse get angry at these questions? I mean we are nurses…and uhh..we are of the male persuasion. So why get mad?

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

Ever felt like slapping a bandage over an obnoxious mouth? Then you probably heard the kind of stuff that can get under even the most tolerant nurse’s skin.

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

This particular top 10 list is one I like to call, the “Here’s what we are not and what we DON’T DO” list.

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“Why Does It Take a Movie Robot to Show What Nurses Really Do?” – Did you read it?

“Baymax might not look like any nurses you know, but unlike most nurse characters in the media, he actually provides nursing care.”

“Pictures of Nursing”: exhibit shows how nurse stereotypes have changed since the 19th century

“Pictures of Nursing”: exhibit shows how nurse stereotypes have changed since the 19th century

From the “naughty nurse” to the “failed doctor,” nurses have endured countless stereotypes since the late 19th century. Now, a new exhibit is exploring some of those stereotypes…via postcards.

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Video: Empowering the nursing image

A talented nursing student made a video dedicated to changing the way the media represents nurses. Watch it here!

A sad myth: nurses eat their young

A sad myth: nurses eat their young

Nurses can do a lot to end this shortage by creating an environment where others want to work.

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Video: “Scrubbing In” cast talks about misconceptions of nursing

Anyone can do it, right? Ha! See what the cast of MTV’s “Scrubbing In” has to say about what people get wrong about nursing.

Should nurses believe in ghosts?

Should nurses believe in ghosts?

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, you’ll probably hear many spooky stories during your years of practice. Here’s one of them—my own.

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5 myths about palliative care…dispelled!

Almost everywhere you turn, there is some reference to palliative care in today’s media…along with a ton of confusion! Let’s debunk some of those myths.

5 cold, hard truths of being a nursing student

5 cold, hard truths of being a nursing student

Have you got what it takes to be a nurse? Nurse Sean has a dose of reality for those who think that nursing school is a cakewalk!