Albert Tejada: Redefining Men in Nursing
The idealism of women predominately running the nursing field in these day’s of medical progression is now being put to rest by many men who have chosen to change the world of nursing. Albert Tejada, amongst many other men in the field of nursing today, has chosen to stand up for his beliefs of caring, helping, and loving patients despite the title “Male Nurse.” As times change so do the role’s that males and females had once played through out our history. Tejada comes from a long line of Registered Nurses or RN in his very own family, his Mother, and Grandmother (now both retired) were both dedicated souls to the field of nursing. From one generation, to the next generation the inspiration of nursing has lived on through the Tejada family despite the idealistic points of view.
Born and raised in Southern California, in 1965 Tejada was brought up by his two Catholic parents involved within a ministry, and was no stranger to helping others in need. From food drives, to praying for families he was brought up in an environment where attending to others need’s was of grand importance. Because of his upbringing this sort of behavior was instilled in him forever. Today he stands proud of who he is, “I am a proud male nurse” he says laughingly. There has begun to be a rise in men going into the nursing field and enjoying what they do for a living, isn’t that what’s most important in life? “It sure is! Loving what you do for a living is crucial to your work performance no matter what gender, race or creed,” Tejada shares with dignity in his voice. He likes to see himself as a male recruiting entrepreneur in nursing, willing to share his experiences and knowledge with not only just males, but with anyone with a true desire to know more about the field of nursing. Tejada is armed with the best information for helping males come around to the field, and to diminish the stereotypes around it.
The passion that Tejada now has...