Denied into the Nursing program?

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    Ive always been told that Males have it easier when it comes into getting accepted into a Nursing program. Due to the lack of Male Nurses.

    Now Has any one been Denied into a Program? Just curious.
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    I know a couple that were denied admission to my class. Admissions aren't really allowed to make decisions based on sex. There may some that do anyway, but believe me that being male doesn't automatically get you an acceptance letter.
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    Quote from Miiki✿
    I know a couple that were denied admission to my class. Admissions aren't really allowed to make decisions based on sex. There may some that do anyway, but believe me that being male doesn't automatically get you an acceptance letter.

    Oh I know I was just curious. Some guy in my Spanish class was telling me that as long as you have atleast C's in your prereqs and your a guy your in the program. Apparantly his Uncle was on the board to approve who gets into the program or not.

    I know he was just talking bs but Im just curious to know what expierencees other males have.
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    At my program, I unaware of any males being denied entry into the program simply because they were male, nor do I know of any males being selected specifically for entry into the program because they were male. From my understanding the selection criteria team (or whatever they call themselves) reviews all the applicants and determines if they are qualified or not, then they enter the qualified applicants into a computer system which then spits out the names of the selectees for that upcoming session. Simply because there are a very high number of females applying and a relatively low number of males applying for those seats, there are approximately 3 – 6 males per class, typically 33 seats per class.
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    This stereotype needs to stop. 12 out of 30 students in my ABSN are male (40%). Not because they were male but because they ranked in the top 30 of the applicants. Males are not an oddity in nursing school anymore. Men make up 6.6% of RNs and 13% of the nursing students.
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    I don't care which gender you are! If you only have "C's" you won't be accepted into many nursing programs. Where my husband teaches, they expect a 3.8 - 4 average. If you can't do it, someone else can.
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    i got denied to lots of nursing schools, mostly in san diego. the major reason was that i had a c physiology, b in anatomy and b in micro. finally had to settle for a wait list program and now im done with my first nursing semester.
    grades matter, when it comes down to it, and i highly doubt that gender plays a big role. with that being said my teachers constantly talk about how men will get a job offer faster than a female. their reasoning is that men are known to not get pregnant(no LOA), they are stronger (some anyways)and....i think thats it, haha...
    anyways, do your best in school and get those A's cuz in the end those matter more than anything....but dont get discouraged if you dont...just look at me, i got in and in no way were my prereq grades a reflection of how i wold do in nursing. i finished with a 3.5 this semester, better than most my classmates, most of which bragged about their 4.0 prereq grades
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    Quote from Don1984
    This stereotype needs to stop. 12 out of 30 students in my ABSN are male (40%). Not because they were male but because they ranked in the top 30 of the applicants. Males are not an oddity in nursing school anymore. Men make up 6.6% of RNs and 13% of the nursing students.

    Its still a women dominated field. 94% women in the field and 87% Women as Nursing Students. The stereo type wont stop until its 50% of each. Especailly at the Hospitals/ Rehabilation centers here. When I was in CNA training I was the only male out of 20 in the program. When We did our clinicals there was 2 Male Nurses (one Lvn, one CNA) out of the 60 staff. You can see how its going to be hard to break that stereo type lol
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    Thanks for the feed back every one!
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    I was recently waitlisted to my local ABSN program, and later denied (okay, just, never moved off the waitlist and "not enough room for you" as a result) I had a 3.85 prereq GPA, so I know it wasn't my grades. It could have been my 80% TEAS, as my school needed a minimum 78% to even be considered. It was either that or my interview.

    I blame my TEAS. But I'm okay with that because my current job is going to pay for a Masters in my non-Nursing field for the next 2 years. I will apply to Nursing school again after that.


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