Does being a guy have any affect on being accepted into your schools nursing program? - page 10

by cjcsoon2brn

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I know this seems like a really stupid question but I wanted to see what the people on here have found out from personal experience. Not too long ago I was talking with a group of fellow nursing students about the process of... Read More


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    Quote from J*Mart
    My husband and I applied to all of the same ADN programs. We have the exact same science gpa but I have a higher overall gpa. I have 3 degrees (AA, BS, MS) and have more volunteer experience while he has an EMT license. He was accepted to one ADN school after a 9 month wait while I was declined. Other than that one school he was accepted to we were both declined from all other schools.

    He is in his third semester of ADN while I am still applying everywhere. A little birdie told him at his school they can fast track certain students on their waitlist into acceptance. He was fast tracked while I was not. Makes you wonder....
    On the other hand I was granted an interview at another school while he was not. When I asked them if they took into consideration gender they said that while others schools do they do not. They said when they looked at apps they don't even look at the candidate's name let alone gender. So my experience only pertains to what I have gone through personally.
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    The rumor and perception is that being a male you have a grater chance of being accepted to nusing school. I'll tell you that at my local public BSN program that is not true. I know 6 guys taking pre reqs with me. None of us got in. Four girls we know from our classes all got in with lower GPA's and ACT scores. Go figure..... It appears to get into UMC you must be an 18-20 year old female................. go figure
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    From what I can tell, the programs that I applied to do NOT consider the sex of the applicant. I would be surprised if my class has more than 4 or 5 males in it though... Why? Even though those programs do their selections via a lottery system, there's likely a heavy self-selection bias. How many males apply to nursing programs? Probably not too many compared to other career fields, especially ones that are male-dominated. For programs that do take applicant sex into consideration, it's going to be just one criteria among several they'll consider. If EVERYTHING is equal except the applicant's sex, you might see that factor come into play. It is what it is...
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    Quote from J*Mart
    My husband and I applied to all of the same ADN programs. We have the exact same science gpa but I have a higher overall gpa. I have 3 degrees (AA, BS, MS) and have more volunteer experience while he has an EMT license. He was accepted to one ADN school after a 9 month wait while I was declined. Other than that one school he was accepted to we were both declined from all other schools.

    He is in his third semester of ADN while I am still applying everywhere. A little birdie told him at his school they can fast track certain students on their waitlist into acceptance. He was fast tracked while I was not. Makes you wonder....

    You may have not been accepted for various reasons because of you already have 3 degrees. An EMT license may be more relevant to the career path he may choose and this may have been a deciding factor.
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    Being a male didn't seem to effect me at all, of all my clasmates those with the higher grades and TEAS scores seemed to prevail.
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    there is a formula at my school [male nurse student] but it could give one's rat's rear if you're a boy or a girl. Either you are one of the top applicants or you are not. Our school doesn't suspend disbelief to enforce a quota, they aim for quality, intelligent, and capable nursing students. If you're not one of the top 30, you're S.O.L. it just so happens that there are a few insanely smart males, but their attrition rate has to my surprise mirrored the overall class attrition rate as the program goes along. We've lost some post masters students and some paramedics and some very nice men in our course and are down to 2 males....but, we've lost a LOT of females....if you look at the ratios though it's similar, if you discard real life "stuff" it's identical I'ld assume. at our school if you're a LPN, Paramedic, or CNA 2 you get a few points. They don't "give" any points for being a male, and the applications don't even ask your gender.
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    Quote from J*Mart
    My husband and I applied to all of the same ADN programs. We have the exact same science gpa but I have a higher overall gpa. I have 3 degrees (AA, BS, MS) and have more volunteer experience while he has an EMT license. He was accepted to one ADN school after a 9 month wait while I was declined. Other than that one school he was accepted to we were both declined from all other schools.
    He has his EMT license, and I presume EMT experience?

    When I was in school, I felt like the LPNs had the advantage over the rest of us "civilians." Hands on health care experience definitely moves that candidate closer to the top of the list compared to those without.


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