I don't think THAT could be taken as sexist, but I've seen nothing turned into WW3 here too!
7/24 is a really great ratio because here at my school there are 3 males total.........that's right three males between the LPN and RN programs.
I'm not even in the program yet(this fall) and I can see clicks forming that exclude me at all costs. I try to enter conversations and I'm ignored or the subject changes. The women seem to be getting their competitive game-face on like they have something to prove to the males. They have formed study groups that I knew nothing about. I found that out when I tried to form one for the final. I of course, have not been invited to join any, nor would I ask. That's curiouse since I have a 4.0 and helped many of them when they needed it. I've been nothing but kind.
The first thing I'm going to do when school starts in the fall is form a school sponsored study group. I don't expect it to be more than me and the other guy that's in the LPN program. That's no problem because I have a 4.0 and if it weren't for me some of those women never would have gotten through micro and API. I ran a study group to help them when I could have been studying. I thought it would build bridges that would show that we are all in the same boat.......................well, they seem to have thrown me overboard after I got done rowing them to safety:chuckle
What I'm saying is, do expect them to ACT as if you're welcome, especially when they need a fat patient moved
but we're just infringing on their storied tradition. Expect them to say "we need more men in nursing" and "I welcome men into the profession" blah,blah,blah........In reality we don't even have the right to pee standing up yet.
Yes, I'm going to say it................men are still not welcome in nursing.
7/24 ratio?.........maybe it's a sign of things to come, but for now you will experience mostly silence..........that is unless you say something controversial.
Anyway, welcome.................feel free to email me if the silence becomes unbearable.:stone