Thinking about it......

  1. .......I am a male who has been interested in the healthcare field for a long time.......Wondering what the first step might be for an individual like myself who has a family to support but is very interseted in starting studies for nursing as a profession.....I have so many questions to ask.
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  3. by   donsterRN
    Welcome to all nurses!

    You'll find a lot of information here about all things nursing related. Be sure to check out the student forums!

    I would suggest speaking to an admissions counselor or advisor in the nursing department at your local college, or wherever you're interested in attending school. They'll be able to answer many of your questions and point you in the right direction. Do you already have college credits or a degree? Some of those courses might be transferrable.

    Congratulations on your decision to study nursing and I wish you much luck and success in your educational endeavors.
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck. I would first talk to your local school and see what pre-reqs you have to take. You might be able to take them online, or around your work schedule. They might have programs for the working person. I know the ADN schools around here have weekend programs, evening programs, etc.
  5. by   Dabuggy
    Hey, just start asking. I also did not think I would be in nursing, but after I worked with Hospice with my mom, here I am. Starting the RN program in 12 days. You will be surprised at how many of us men are in nursing. The place to start is at your local college, they will tell you what classes to take for their program. Take a few classes after work to keep your GPA high. Too many classes, with work and family, may cause your GPA to drop. Hope to hear more from you

    Dabuggy
  6. by   bob77
    wow....thanks for the quick responses......I agree , I think the first step is to talk to counselor at the Comm. College down the road and then take it from there.....I do have B.A. in Psychology....graduated back in '99 at NC State so hopefully some kind of credits will transfer if I do decide to move forward......the real challenge is to try to fit academics with my all too time consuming sales position and family (just had our first baby back in Aug.)

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