The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 105

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   Pokytrokyt
    I'm in my last semester of the accelerated/second degree BSN program at Georgetown, graduating next month.

    In my cohort of 57, there were 9 guys which I think is the highest percentage they've ever had. I've yet to have a problem with any sort of discrimination by, or interpersonal drama with female nurses. As long as you're comfortable working with, and working for women supervisors you should be fine.

    For whatever reason, most of the guys who I've worked with who were already RN's seemed to end up either in the Emergency Dept or in some kind of ICU setting.

  2. by   MrAllenU
    Quote from Pokytrokyt
    I'm in my last semester of the accelerated/second degree BSN program at Georgetown, graduating next month.

    In my cohort of 57, there were 9 guys which I think is the highest percentage they've ever had. I've yet to have a problem with any sort of discrimination by, or interpersonal drama with female nurses. As long as you're comfortable working with, and working for women supervisors you should be fine.

    For whatever reason, most of the guys who I've worked with who were already RN's seemed to end up either in the Emergency Dept or in some kind of ICU setting.

    Congratulations on your progress so far!

    It's funny you mention that most of the guys you worked with ended up in ED or ICU because I think that is where I want to go....at least right now.
  3. by   Pokytrokyt
    It may change by the time you graduate, but right now it's super tough to get a job in an ICU right out of nursing school. ED is also very tough. Even though I'm doing my Senior Practicum in a MICU at a big hospital, I'll probably have to start out working in ED or some sort of IMC or step-down unit for a year or so, then transfer to ICU.
  4. by   MrAllenU
    That is very understandable though. Given the absolute need for a nurse to be on their game so to speak is no surprise in an area like ICU.
  5. by   patl
    I'm a male, 49 yrs old and starting my second semester in LPN class down here in South Louisiana. One of 3 males in the class of 24 total, all of whom I'm old enough to be called "old man". Bunch a kids, what you gonna do. Being out numbered, you just have to go along with the program and take all their sassy remarks. I'll be glad when I'm done, believe me! Oh, did I also mention that I'm in better shape than "All of them"!
  6. by   John SPN
    Just completed week 2 of my LPN program here in Pennsylvania. 4 of ~60 students are male. Just wanted to say hello and hopefully in a year I can change my letters from SPN to LPN. Thanks!
  7. by   bols27
    Greetings fellow dudes. Just got my acceptance packet today, officially a nursing student and truly proud to be. I am 1 of 2 males in my class of 40. I think there are 3 other men in the program ahead of me. That makes 5 of 110. It is going to be a big change being surrounded by females coming from auto sales management where we had 2 women in the entire organization and they answered phones and made coffee, and also working in a hardware store part time now while in school where we rarely even have a female customer let alone other female employees. All I can say is, I really hope the other dudes are cool....
  8. by   Elie07
    Hi all! I've just signed up to this site and i'm suprised to see so many guys including me. I'm a second year student in nursing from the university of ottawa. I've met a lot of guys in my program but they're mostly older than me (i'm 22). I'm doing a bachelor's degree in nursing (4 yr program) and thinking of doing my masters: i'm thinking of becoming a nurse practioner.

    As of now my grades are higher than 80% in all my classes (physiology, psychology, microbiology, anatomy.ect) maybe one day i'll consider medecine, we'll see. Glad to meet all of you and I want to congratulate all of us for our hard work.

    Oh by the way, having to study with all of these female students isn't that bad! Especially when you're single like me Oh and all of the students i've met thus far are very nice, helpful and supportive so no complaints here.
  9. by   natefromea
    Hello everyone! I just found out a few days ago after being on a waiting list for 2 years that I will be starting my associates nursing program next month! It is an accelerated program, so I will be done in roughly 16 months. I'm married with 3 kids and can't tell you all how excited I am to finally start working towards my goal! I'm interested in working in pediatrics. Any ped nurses out there?
  10. by   zimmerhawk
    Hey, I'm a little concerned about how this will be when I start the RN program this fall 2011. I dont know what the ratio is yet. I worked construction before. I expect this to be a big change. Thats a big part of the reason I decided to get into nursing. Change.
  11. by   I am that I am
    Greetings all! Starting BSN at Towson University this fall (Hagerstown Campus). Long time lurker here but decided to finally register. Went for New Student Orientation and was the only guy there. Hopefully when we all get together for Nursing Orientation, there will be more! Graduate of SP' 2013 in the making
  12. by   Pokytrokyt
    I just finished my BSN at Georgetown, and starting tomorrow I'll be an RN in the Cardiac ICU at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.

    In my BSN class of 57, there were 8 guys. Given all the medics doing tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I'd expect to see more and more guys going into nursing.
  13. by   Jihwan
    Hi guys,

    I'm in the 1st year of an RN program in new york. I'm finished with Fundamental and Psyche. I'm taking MediSurg in this semester. MediSurg is pretty tough. It's killing me.. , but hopefully, everything will be ok in the end.. I'm one of about 10 male students out of about 70 students.

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