The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 102

Hi All! I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program. I already have an Associate in Science, but I'll be getting another ADN and then... Read More

  1. by   JDM9281
    New member to the site, and I'm in my first semester of nursing school. I'm from PA but reside and go to school in MD. I have a bachelors in Exercise Science (from IUP), but that's gotten me nowhere lol. I've been reading this forum the past few days (I'm working on case studies/care plans) and it's definitely helped me.......figured I'd sign up to get the full benefits.
  2. by   tgedward
    Another guy here. Was pre-med for three years with a great GPA. But, I don't want to deal with all the regulatory issues that a MD has to. I also like the idea of having some down time away from medicine.
  3. by   AZTECA
    I'm a guy... 41 years old... I've been in the healthcare industry 20 years and have long ago reached the glass celing.
    I decided to go into nursing and am currently enrolled an finishing up my pre reqs at Grossmont College in San Diego (El Cajon to be more precise, but not expecting you all to know where that is.)
    Glad to be here.
    p.
  4. by   ejm8984
    Another guy here, 23, from Lafayette, LA. Pre-nursing student at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA this fall. Those who are RNs now, please provide feedback about your student experiences.
  5. by   sidcasey
    I am a 38 year old, married with two young children who is starting a 15 month accelerated BSN in program in September. I am a chiropractor who can not wait to do something else with my life. I am so "tired" of the insurance BS, dealing with all the other peripheral garbage as well. Needless to say, I am excited about my new journey, but apprehensive about starting over. I am hoping that personal life will not "totally" intefere with school ( I am realistic).
  6. by   BenGRN
    Hey Azteca, I am also in San Diego. Just finished the OUABSN program and studying for NCLEX. Good Luck! Sid, I am 31, married with 2 kids. Just finished a similar 14 month program. It was the hardest 14 months of my life, but you can do it. It will be over before you know it!
  7. by   Tyler_
    Another guy here. Just got out of the Army a few months ago and am planning on finishing up my prereqs this Sept. Will be utilizing my GI Bill and applying to programs in the Boston area for Fall 2011.
  8. by   double_minority
    And another one!!!!..
  9. by   mursechazz
    I am a 34 year old male who just finished my BA in Healthcare administration, and I about to get certified as an CNA, and then I start this fall at Gordon college in Georgia for thier nursing program. What's so funny is that my mother was a nurse for like 20 years, my grandmother was a nurse, and now I am going to the same college where my wife graduated as a nurse in 2008.

    My wife tells me that they are a lot of male nurses who work in the ER with her, and she has really encouraged me to go to school for nursing, so I am looking forward to becoming in the special "murse" society!!
  10. by   mursechazz
    Good luck dude! You sound like me! I was a successful real estate agent for about 5 years until the market went dormant, and then I just graduated in May 2010 with my BA in Healthcare administration. I have been married for about 10 years with 2 children. My mom was a nurse for about 20+ years, as well as my grandmother, and now my wife graduated from Gordon college in 2008 and has been working as an ER nurse and loving it. She told she has heard of a lot of married couples as nurses, so I am pretty excited. Job security is really important to me, as it is to you. May the good Lord bless our endeavors!!
  11. by   mursechazz
    Good luck dude!

    You sound like me! I was a successful real estate agent for about 5 years until the market went dormant, and then I just graduated in May 2010 with my BA in Healthcare administration. I have been married for about 10 years with 2 children. My mom was a nurse for about 20+ years, as well as my grandmother, and now my wife graduated from Gordon college in 2008 and has been working as an ER nurse and loving it. She told she has heard of a lot of married couples as nurses, so I am pretty excited. Job security is really important to me, as it is to you. May the good Lord bless our endeavors!!
  12. by   dave5668
    Im a 52 y.o.(you read that right,LOL) unemployed welder in my first semester at West Virginia University/Parkersburg. Our plany closed in Feb. of 09 and with Uncle Sam offering to pay my way completely and my wages I decided Id love to be an RN. Ive wanted to do this for yrs but finances and a family just didnt make it possible. Now Ive been hurled into it and love. I always made the Deans list in the 3 semesters I spent getting my pre-reqs. so I hope to do well in the program . Good luck to all.
  13. by   Pokytrokyt
    Quote from dave5668
    Ive wanted to do this for yrs but finances and a family just didnt make it possible. Now Ive been hurled into it and love. I always made the Deans list in the 3 semesters I spent getting my pre-reqs. so I hope to do well in the program . Good luck to all.
    Hi Dave,

    Like you, I wanted to switch careers to healthcare for years, but family and finances prevented it. Last May it finally dawned on me that there wasn't anything standing in the way anymore between me and a career change to nursing. I immediately quit my job and started taking pre-reqs, then started nursing school this past January.

    Don't feel like you're too old! I'm 58, and in my 3rd semester now of the accelerated BSN program at Georgetown. I'll be graduating and going back to work (finally!), next May.

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