Do males get "preferential" treatment in regards to school acceptances?

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    I'm just curious what the climate is like in regards to males getting into nursing school. I know only about 7-8% of nurses are male, so is there a sort of "affirmative action" for males? Just incredibly curious about the reverse gender issues that seems to affect nursing.
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    Hello fellow nursing man,

    To answer your question there is no "extra points" for being a male when applying to nursing school. Why is that? Because it should not be based off the applicants gender but rather their academic success during school.

    But don't fret, I feel that us males that enter the nursing environment take this profession more seriously and are also taken more seriously by our mentors and professors because we see nursing as a career ladder instead of a job. I have also noticed that as a male, I am more confident when attempting to speak with a future potential employeer on my clinical rotations.

    Keep it up males out there! We are growing in #'s!!!

    -Soon to be graduating RN
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    I know that at my school 20% or 30% (I'm not to sure on the exact number) are held for male students.
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    I don't think my university has a quota but they really do like having male nursing students.
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    I am in an ASN program at this time, about to start my second year, and I had to apply twice to get in. The first time they said that I wasn't able to enrol in the program tdue to "hight stress indicators" on my entrance exam. I was the only male to apply that year.

    When I did giet in this past year, there were only 12 of us men in the class with around 95 women...now there are around 50 women and 7 men.

    I don't think that they are holding spots open for us, or that they are allowing us to enter just because we are male; but I do think that they get exceited when we walk through the door each day!!
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    Quote from Wanahakalugi
    I am in an ASN program at this time, about to start my second year, and I had to apply twice to get in. The first time they said that I wasn't able to enrol in the program tdue to "hight stress indicators" on my entrance exam. I was the only male to apply that year.

    When I did giet in this past year, there were only 12 of us men in the class with around 95 women...now there are around 50 women and 7 men.

    I don't think that they are holding spots open for us, or that they are allowing us to enter just because we are male; but I do think that they get exceited when we walk through the door each day!!
    Completely agree with the last sentence in your post Wanahakalugi (nice name by the way). I have yet to come across a single nurse or nursing instructor whose attitude doesn't change at least a little when a male nurse is around.


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