QE nurse says men can do the job too

QE nurse says men can do the job too

Published by KLFM
8:31am 3rd February 2020.

Showing that nursing doesn't have a gender. 

We've been speaking to Practice Development Nurse at the QE Adrian who's been in the profession for 30 years. 

A new book has been published with input from the NHS called My Daddy is a Nurse. 

It wants to promote positive images about jobs in medicine, engineering and science and counter gender stereotypes. 

QE Hospital

My Daddy Is A Nurse, has been launched as part of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife celebrations. 

Adrian told KLFM why he became a nurse back in the 1980's. 

"The truth is I saw a program called Casualty. 

And I became aware that it was exciting, a different job that it was a career. 

I began to notice that men were appearing in this program and I thought yeah that could be for me." 

He thinks it's important that people, particularly children know that certain jobs aren't just for men or just for women. 

"I feel that nursing has given me so many challenges, it's helped my own personal development, it's brought some incredibly creative challenges over the years as well. 

Anyone can care. 

We're seeing in medicine an equalisation of genders now, when I started it was much different."