Ages of male nursing students? - page 21

Of the 23 other students comprising the group that I entered nursing school with, three of them are men. The class that is graduating at the end of next week I believe has 1 male student, and as far... Read More

  1. by   SICU_Murse
    I'm 22 and just graduated. Take the NCLEX-RN next Tuesday.
  2. by   quinnsite
    Quote from jhyde17
    I just turned 41 and am in the process of completing my pre-req's along with the co-req's for the RN program. I will be applying for the Fall 2011 program. I am currently a project manager in a factory, yep, career changer here!!

    I love seeing other guys like me posting here!

    I'm 40 and finishing up my pre reqs for my nursing program (Fall 2011 start). I only have A&P 1/2 to complete and I can't wait to get them done and to start the program.

    Nursing is also a second career for me, after 12 years as an attorney. Over a year ago, before starting school, I posted my "story" on this site and rec'd alot of positive feedback. It was great to receive such encouragement. I now return to the site often to read about others like us.

    So to all you guys considering nursing, either as a young guy or older career changer like me, best of luck!
  3. by   PatMac10,RN
    If only more people would understand that male nurses rock. Lolz! I hope the best for everyone!
  4. by   TallOhMikeio
    Wow, I am so glad to see some other men in a similar situtation here! I am 43 and was a self-employed housing contractor for 15yrs. With the collaspe of the housing market, I knew a change was in order. So here I find myself, taking my pre-req's for an ADN. I look foward to getting into my core studies, and am open for suggestions from all!
  5. by   ParkerBC,MSN,RN
    I will turn 35 when I graduate (April 2011). I am now 34, in an accelerated BSN program. This will be my second career.
  6. by   jetfuel
    'The Few. The Proud. The Male Nurses.'
  7. by   Jay,RN
    Im 33 and no longer a first year RN! When I changed careers, I really thought I would be alone as a male in this field... WRONG! My unit alone has 6 other RNs that are guys. If you are wondering if nursing is for you, dont subscribe to gender issues!
  8. by   Doug Warren
    When I was younger, no men I knew were nurses. Now that I am 40 and am in my second year of nursing school, I am glad to here there are a lot of men in the profession. I think us guys fill a much needed void. This is the best decision I made my whole life..
    Last edit by Doug Warren on Jul 14, '10
  9. by   ncpalafox
    I just graduated May 2010. I'm 23 and of 75 students, I was one of 13-15 guys. we either lost a few (failed) or gained a few male students from semesters ahead of us.

    I would say the guy age range was mostly in the early-mid 20s with a few in their 30s
  10. by   mursechazz
    I am 34 starting the nurse program. My goal is to become a CNA first, so I can work in the ER while taking my nurse courses.
  11. by   mursechazz
    Hey man, me too! I was a successful real estate agent for about 5 years, then worked in the bank for about a year, then earned my BS in Healthcare Administration this year and now going earn my degree as an RN. Nursing runs deep in my family. My mother is a nurse, my grandmother is a nurse, my cousin is a nurse, and my wife just graduated nursing school in 2008, so now I guess it is my turn! So this will be a career change for me too! I am looking forward to becoming a nurse as well. Best of luck!!
  12. by   wezzie, RN
    Graduated this May at a spry 41 years old.. became a licensed RN in June..

    I owned a dry cleaning biz for 11 years before going back to school at 36.. Now.. just need a job!
  13. by   Dexture
    I am a 43 year male nurse. I have been a ADN psych nurse for 15 years. I start a BSN program in august @ SPC welcome to the profession all new guys.