Men in Nursing
Men in Nursing 2021: Building the Super-Nurse
What superpowers should a nurse have?
We asked our Men in Nursing participants: What extraordinary powers should a Super-Nurse have? Here are their answers.
Alex Aguilar, RN, MSN, PHN, CEN, Adventist Health White Memorial
Endless energy (without having to fill up on caffeine!) and infinite patience.
Austin Aguilar, RN, BSN, Huntington Hospital
The ability to read patients’ thoughts to better understand and empathize with them. Being able to see what your patients think and feel would be extraordinary and could assist in optimizing their treatment.
Arturo Arriola, RN AHMC, Anaheim Regional Medical Center
A nurse with a secret identity that can do everything and anything: be a psychiatrist, an engineer, a motivational speaker, an expert problem-solver, a janitor, a chef, a shoulder to cry on, and a computer nerd. They would fix the problem, and people would never know it was them.
Erwin James Padolina Balingasa, RN, BSN, Centinela Hospital Medical Center
X-ray vision! I often wish I had X-ray vision so I could see if a patient has a pulmonary embolism, confirm endotracheal or nasogastric tube placement, or check for infiltrates in the lungs. Being able to see through things would help a nurse tremendously.