The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 108

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   Steveo123
    Quote from Highmoon
    I just started an Accelerated Option ADN program at Miami Dade College, and out of 50 students, there's only 9 guys.
    If it makes you feel any better, we started with 90 students in my program and only a dozen were men.
  2. by   Andoo
    26 (27 soon) years of age. Starting my nursing journey in September at St.Lawrence College in Ontario, Canada. Taking the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  3. by   fhsu_nurse
    How's it gong everyone? I'm a 23 yr old nursing student from Kansas. Nursing school has been quite an experience for me. If you don't already know you will find out soon that, time managment is critical. Most of us have other things going on in our lives and school is just another one of those things, so it can be tough at times. While in college I've had to juggle playing football and nursing school for 5 years so if there are others out there wanting to compete in collegiate sports, it can be done. I'm kind of late to join a discussion like this being that I am in my last semester of nursing school, but I figured if anything I could maybe help provide some sort of guidance to some of the new guys. Good luck to all of you that are starting this semester, it will be a journey with many peaks and valleys but just keep your eye on the prize, graduation! P.S. Be nice to the woman you are in calsses with (you will be out numbered), I am 1 of 2 guys in a class of 40. They can help make your next couple years very smooth or extremely painful.
  4. by   Theguest2012
    Quote from fhsu_nurse
    How's it gong everyone? I'm a 23 yr old nursing student from Kansas. Nursing school has been quite an experience for me. If you don't already know you will find out soon that, time managment is critical. Most of us have other things going on in our lives and school is just another one of those things, so it can be tough at times. While in college I've had to juggle playing football and nursing school for 5 years so if there are others out there wanting to compete in collegiate sports, it can be done. I'm kind of late to join a discussion like this being that I am in my last semester of nursing school, but I figured if anything I could maybe help provide some sort of guidance to some of the new guys. Good luck to all of you that are starting this semester, it will be a journey with many peaks and valleys but just keep your eye on the prize, graduation! P.S. Be nice to the woman you are in calsses with (you will be out numbered), I am 1 of 2 guys in a class of 40. They can help make your next couple years very smooth or extremely painful.

    From a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult is nursing school in your opinion?
  5. by   mbmoreno10
    23 year old who graduated this past May and also just became an RN today! yEeEEE
  6. by   ARCTX85
    Hey there boys. I'm 27, wrapping up my pre-reqs and I plan on getting my BSN. I want to specialize in trauma. I should be starting the program this next fall. TEAS testing is coming up for me soon. But hey- I've already decided that (God willing) when I go through the capping ceremony, that I'd like to use a sailor cap- a dixie cup hat- and trim it with black edging on the brim up top. What do you guys think? I guess if they won't let me use that, I'll just wear it for my graduation pictures. Hey- we've got to have something, ya know?!
  7. by   ARCTX85
    Dude! Congratulations, that is awesome.
  8. by   Murse2013PMI
    42 yo, starting third semester on Monday, retired AF, on AD for 22+ years before retiring. My class started with 8 guys, hoping to see the other 7 on Monday. Good luck to all!
  9. by   Pokytrokyt
    60 Y.O. (So you're never to old to go into nursing). Graduated last year from the accelerated BSN program at Georgetown. Going to work next month at a VA hospital.

    There were 8 guys in my cohort of 57.
  10. by   wilbnurse2014
    Quote from tat2dtaurus73
    38 year old male hopefuly entering rn nursing program in 2 semesters.not sure if being out numbered is good or bad yet lol see a lot of heavy lifting in my future lol
    also heavily tattoed anyone else come across problems with this
    43 year old male starting RN program in 2 weeks. I do not know how many guys will be in my class of 16, I have orientation on 8/30/12. I guess I'll find out then. As for tats. I have a full sleeve on the left and half sleeve on the right, not a problem in class but clinicals I have been told I have to cover up. I find underarmor makes good long sleeve compression shirts that cover up and not too hot. Good luck!

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  11. by   wilbnurse2014
    Shout out to all Male nursing students! I am 43 and went back to school last year, knocked out my pre-reqs and applied to the fall 2012 program. Found out I was accepted with a 3.8 GPA and will start in 2 weeks. I am a combat veteran ( 8 1/2 years of service ). I have always enjoyed science and medicine. After my previous wife died from cancer I decided to resign from my job of 15 years and return to school and become a nurse. Last year I married an awesome woman who has supported my dream of becoming a nurse whole heartedly and by the way she is a ICU Nurse. Any way I am looking forward to the challenge and wish you all good luck and Semper Fi!

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  12. by   Murse2013PMI
    Thanks for the shout out and Good luck to you. I'm a Veteran as well and my spouse is also a Nurse (Capt) in the AF.
  13. by   Gootie
    My incoming class has 11 out of 48 which seems to be a huge #. Big ups to all the males hangin in there though! started my RN program yesterday!

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