Men in Nursing


Men in Nursing

Breaking down barriers, building up lives

By Working Nurse
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The stereotype of nursing as a “female career” is slowly but surely making its way out the door as the percentage of men entering the profession continues to grow. And while, according to most of the men we interviewed, absolute gender parity may be a long way off, any amount of progress toward shaking off the shackles of stereotypes is something we at Working Nurse want to celebrate. And what better way to do that than letting some of these men share their experiences themselves. So come on, join the party!

Oliver Chu, RN
CN-III, Preceptor
Team Captain, Cardiothoracic ICU
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Michael Clay
Supervising Medical Services Coordinator
California Children’s Services (CCS)
County of Los Angeles, California

Mark Ketchum, RN, CHPN
Clinical Manager, Tender Loving Care
Amedisys Home Health
Lafayette, Colorado

Steve Adams, Phone Triage Nurse
Children’s Hospital of Minnesota
Children’s Physician’s Network
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ken Wysocki
Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Assistant Professor
ASU Health Center and the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation
Phoenix, Arizona

Ronald S. Perritt, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR
Shands Jacksonville Medical Center;
Owner, Perioperative Leadership Solutions
Jacksonville, Florida

Steven Denning, Interim Nurse Manager
Emergency Department
Redlands Community Hospital
Redlands, California

Ado Adamos, RN, CNOR, MBA
Director of Perioperative Services/Cath Lab and Special Procedures
Maryvale Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Steve Aston, Director
Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Staffing and Administrative Services
Maryvale Hospita
Phoenix, Arizona

Bob Greenberg, RN
Emergency Room
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Wyoming, Minnesota

Scott D. Morey, MBA, BSN, RN
Director of Emergency Services and Nursing Resources
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Troy Mason, RN, CCRN
Team Leader, Trauma ICU
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida

Jacob Temple, RN
Team Leader, Mental Health
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida

Horacio Ortega, Public Health Nurse
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health/Children's Medical Services
El Monte, California

Timothy Colpean, RN
Team Leader
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida

Michael Aul, RN, BSN
Team Leader, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Lakeland, Florida


Like Father, Like Son
by Beth Duggan

Gene and Eugenio Paredes
RN, Clinical-IV, NICU
Children’s Hospital Orange-Mission at Mission
Mission Viejo, California;
and RN, BSN
Emergency Room
Saddleback Memorial
Laguna Hills, California

George and Steven Ocegueda
RN, Phase I Unit, Clinical Research
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, California;
and High School Senior


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