Male nurses have been around for a very long time. In fact, the first known male nurse was Benjamin Rush, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was also one of the founding fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Male nurses today are often found working in hospitals or other medical facilities. They provide care to patients just like their female counterparts. They can work on any unit from pediatrics to geriatrics as long as they have completed the proper training and education required by their employer.
In some cases, male nurses work with special populations such as psychiatric patients or burn victims. They also may work in long-term care facilities where they provide direct care to elderly patients who require daily assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs).
Last modified: August 2, 2022