I think being a male in the nursing field can be beneficial if the admissions committee sees the need for a male nurse in the field. Being a male isn't so much of a minority where I live, but there are 8 guys in a class of about 100 cohort. My first interview I didn't get in to the program of choice. I was hard headed and did not apply anywhere else. I had a 3.6 the first application and interview I had and did not receive admissions. In my city all nursing schools are competitive, because everyone wants to be a nurse. I decided then I wouldn't give up, I retook a class that I had a B in, and got the A. I re-applied after that and got my second interview and received admissions with a 3.85 GPA. I am happy now because I believed in myself and I did not settle for a back up school, some people may have a different opinion and want to go wherever takes them. I just didn't want to.
The female interviewer I had really liked me, and I think that weighed in on my acceptance. Everyone that applies to my program has around a 4.0 it seems like. I think if your passionate and real, than your chances are really high of getting in. If there are no interviews, which some schools don't offer then I would suggest studying very hard and focusing on being the best candidate by whatever factors they use in admissions calculations. I changed my major in college after my first year to pursue nursing, so it was a set back but going to be well worth it in the end. I think you should absolutely keep going and apply to any school you want to go to. Nothing is better than going to the school you want to go to, and are proud to go to. Out of the three people I know that pursued nursing I am the only one to get into my school, the rest went elsewhere after one rejection. Persistence is a good thing.