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- by futurenurse1248 Jan 19, '12This may sound stupid but does being male affect your chances of getting into nursing school at all?
- Jan 19, '12 by BostonFNPI should have said, we started with 5 guys out of 60 students in our cohort. We are down to 3 guys in about 45 students now in the second half of our FNP program.
- Jan 19, '12 by pedro2012I don't think my being male had any factor in me getting accepted in nursing school. its all about the test scores and other requirements.
- Jan 19, '12 by MN-NurseNope.
- Jan 21, '12 by bigboiWhen I went to submit my application in person, one of the ladies there was very happy that I was applying. She talked about how they didn't get too many men applying to their program. I believe you still have to competitive but on the other hand, I do think it helps being a guy. Many of the females nurses at my job urged me to apply based on the fact that I would be admitted because I was a guy. I've gotten accepted to one program already and waiting on two more to make my final decision. I think many people will say that being a male makes no difference, but I beg the differ. Every hospital unit cherishes a male or two around. I'm not trying to be a braggart but I'm a CNA and I know I'm a prized commodity on my unit.
- Jan 22, '12 by markEI'm going into it thinking if anything it should only be an advantage from the physical point of view. From what little I've been involved in it in the past, medical work can be very physical not only in terms of the typical moving of patients, but sometimes literally fighting to hold them down or keep them from running off. Plus I think it creates a healthier work environment having at least a few of each sex present. I'm coming from working in engineering where the ratio is the opposite and I can tell you that is nice to have the few females that we do have in terms of a different point of view on things at times.
- Jan 22, '12 by zieglarfI don't think it makes any bearing on getting into school. They should be looking at entrance test scores not gender.
There is a shortage of men in nursing though. The LVN classes at my school start with about 30 students and seem to be getting about 4, 5, or 6 males in each class.
We finish this week and have our pinning ceremony Friday night. Ten are pinning and 4 of us are male.
- Jan 22, '12 by NCRNMDMNo, it would be discriminatory for schools to judge applicants based on sex, race, religion, etc. Admission to nursing school is based on grades, interviews, your personality, and other information like that. If you have a good GPA, a passion for nursing, and good recommendations, then you have the same change of getting in as anyone else does.