The Male Nurse Survival Guide

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
162 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2022
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Author Biography

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. I have worked many different specialties in many hospitals across the United States. I was inspired to write this book after a particular young male nurse had all the female nurses fired up over saying something dumb. I said to my male college, we better teach this guy how to survive around here or he is going to get eaten alive by these women. That was the first time the idea came to me. I then oriented some new nursing students on their clinical rotation and realized there is more to learn than they are being taught in nursing school. I decided to write that book. Something educational, but also fun and entertaining to show the real side of nursing and share the skills and knowledge I have gained over the years. This book isn't just for men, but all nurses will enjoy this book while learning survival skills.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lois Henderson for Readers' Favorite

Chris Lengle introduces The Male Nurse Survival Guide as “a real, no-b[…]-s[…] survival guide” (elisions my own) to the world of nursing. As he notes, “[t]his is the raw, real, and uncensored guide to surviving as a male nurse” in the United States. As such, he tackles the world of nursing head-on from the male perspective in a largely female-dominated world. Having spent fifteen years working in sundry different units all over the States, Lengle has a host of encounters under his belt, practical experience he freely draws on to enlighten the reader. Pages of sound practical advice, based on the multiple skills and holistic knowledge that he has picked up along the way, are permeated with a great sense of humor. Despite Lengle’s word or two of caution that nursing can be a challenging career, the overall tone of The Male Nurse Survival Guide is upbeat and encouraging.

The earnest desire that Chris Lengle has to make nursing appear to be a more accessible and agreeable profession is effectively and pleasurably shared in The Male Nurse Survival Guide. I really enjoyed the amusing, yet thoughtfully compiled lists (like “The Nine Types of Lionesses”– no prizes for guessing the nature of the pride!) and the skillful arrangement and organization of the book, from nursing school onwards. No matter your gender, or whether or not you or a family member or close friend are in the nursing profession, you’re likely to enjoy this joyfully told and informative work. Many nursing schools will appreciate this book which could serve as a welcome text in any nursing resource collection.