Do Male Nursing Students Get It Easier Than Female? - page 4

by mrsmariangie 6,197 Views | 37 Comments

I am a nursing student and I have noticed that in my school teachers let male nursing students slide a little more when they make mistakes. So I decided to write a research paper on the subject. I would like to know.... Do... Read More


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    It was certainly easier to get into the program, since they took all males over the females and so I got to walk to the front of a 2 yr waiting list.

    But I thought school treated me equal. (I could be wrong, I consider myself intelligent but sometimes 'lazy' with bookwork/paperwork. Maybe they did green light sub-par work, but I didn't think so, after all, the same level of work got me through non-nursing classes. But I do remember thinking that if some of the book worms knew how little I read and studied to pass, they'd have heart attacks. I just attributed that to the fact that I have always 'pulled it out' when necessary, but maybe I'm just conceited and was being coddled through. Wow, that might give me a whole new perspective on nursing school to ponder . . .)

    In the old days, I used to run into man-hating nurses, but not now. We are inevitable now and even the man-haters are resigned to us.

    But all said and done, I've never once felt like an outsider or minority in nursing.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
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    What a loaded question! Depends on what "it" is...:kiss...and who you ask (I'm married so my answer is a qualified no).

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    Do Male Nursing Students Get It Easier Than Female?
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    Ah come on ladies give us guys a little break. We are out numbered by a very very high percentage of females in nursing school. I don't believe that anyone should get any special treatment but understand that we are all there to learn and help each other. I do believe that no matter what school and class teacher do have their favorites....just help us out a little ladies, we really don't mind
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    A lot of schools encourage and welcome male nursing students more. I'm not saying it's right, but it's real. Maybe they try to get more male nurses in the field and they understand the growing numbers of males now trying to be nurses so they take us in the program easier and quicker ahead of females on waiting lists. Ladies us guys don't want to take anything from you, we just want to blend in that's all.
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    Last edit by utahliz on Feb 23, '07
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    Quote from utahliz
    I just graduated from the Univ. of Michigan Second Career Nursing Program. 3 of the 24 of us were men. I didn't notice any significantly different treatment based on gender. I'm usually pretty aware of stuff like that, after having been in a male-dominated profession for 14 years. There were very significant differences between the expectations of various clinical instructors, and occasionally a clinical instructor really took a shine to one of the students (male of female). But nothing systematic. I enjoy having a variety of backgrounds and personalities among my classmates and co-workers, and would like to see more men in the nursing field. Vive la difference!
    Liz, do you mind if I pick your brain about this program? It is the exact one I will be applying to in the spring and I'd like some "insider info"

    Let me know!
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    Quote from tyler
    What a loaded question! Depends on what "it" is...:kiss...and who you ask (I'm married so my answer is a qualified no).


    Ok, overall, I think it shouldn't matter what gender you are. Everyone should get the same treatment when trying to get in the programs.

    A male shouldn't get in b/c they are male, nor should a female get in b/c she is a female.
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    Quote from Pvt. Parts
    Liz, do you mind if I pick your brain about this program? It is the exact one I will be applying to in the spring and I'd like some "insider info"

    Let me know!
    PM me, and I'll be happy to answer any questions.


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