Can you advise this student nurse?
“My mother, my aunt and my grandmother were all nurses – and I want to be one as well. My training has been going well so far, and I feel like I could be a really good nurse if I keep working hard.
“But my friends always tease me for training to be a nurse because I am male. I know they don’t really mean anything by it and only say these things to mess with me, but the comments still get to me sometimes.
“All of the nurses on my placement are female, so I don’t feel like they would really understand why these kinds of jokes and comments bother me so much. And I don’t know many male nurses or male student nurses who I can vent to about this.
“Does anyone have any advice on how I can get my friends to stop teasing me and respect me for wanting to be a nurse? The jokes are just getting a bit old.”