Hey guys, I wondering when your friends/family found out you got accepted to nursing school how they felt and what they said? I didn't get much applause or praise. I got more questions than praise. However my friends who got into dental/med, pharmacy school etc...I noticed that they received a lot of applause and congratulations, esp when they post photos of their white coats. I certainly feel getting accepted to nursing school is a huge accomplishment which deserves some recognition since I'll be dealing with people's well-being and life and death situations in some instances. Anyone else went through this or felt this way?
Mainly from my dad I got the look then the stereotypical question...Nursing School??? ohh really? "that's uh good. be what you want to be" . With that reaction its no wonder in my journey, I've seen zero African American men in my classes, not even during my prereqs...nada zilch! I also got suggestions to do PA or become a doctor. I'm really not interested in being an MD. I spent quite some time considering PA or nursing, but since the PA requires a bachelors I thought why not get my BSN and give nursing a shot. Plus all the other fields that are open to nurses is phenomenal and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist CRNA's can make as much as PA's. I think the general public is just not familiar with what a nurse really is and the growth that is available in the field...especially for men.
Last edit by ArrowRN on Jul 29, '13