The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 11

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   manna
    Originally posted by Patrick71
    years. Anyone else out there know where I'm coming from?
    Well, I'm not a guy, but here I am posting on this thread again..

    I can relate... I'm not quitting work to go back to school FT this term (not in the nursing program yet), but just thinking about it for next year, I'm already terrified of leaving my job and not having that paycheck every week... SCARY! :stone
  2. by   agent
    Its okay for you to post here manna
  3. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    Its okay for you to post here manna
    Thanks!

    Maybe I should go rename myself "honorary guy student" :roll :chuckle
  4. by   meandragonbrett
    I went weekend manager so that I have M-F off so I can study. Next semester I am transfering to the school where I'll get my BSN from and I won't be working. Good luck to everybody starting school this week!

    Brett
  5. by   REXBY
    AFTER 14 YEARS OF WORKING AS AN ACCOUNTANT I FINALLY DECIDED TO MAKE MY DREAM OF BECOMING AN R.N. TRUE.
    I STARTED TAKING PRE-REQUISITE COURSES IN MAY 2003 AT MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA.
    I AM WORKING ON ENTERING THE NURSING PROGRAM SOMETIME IN 2006. IT'S NEVER TO LATE TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.
    I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT.
  6. by   agent
    Good for you Rexby!

    I'm leaving IT to go into nursing. I can't wait!
  7. by   VaMedic
    Hey Agent,
    Have you ever thought about Nursing Informatics? I know someone who has a Computer Science Degree (B.S.) and then did a Masters RN program that got him his RN and degree in Nursing Informatics.

    Rob
  8. by   Notanurse
    I must have been sleeping when you started this thread....Great idea! Here I am in GA, 37, father of one, married been gainfully employeed in sales for nearly 10 years. Making pretty good money until last few years and need to finish degree.
    Nursing appeals to me because of impact I may make. I know the tough stuff of I/O charts and some really detailed tasks that I may not enjoy. But there will be highs and lows that will even it out.

    No surprise to this....I too want to be CRNA also. Don't we all? I have a doctor friend trying to talk me into Physician Assistant instead of nursing. He's the one that tells me about the "crap" nursing get dumped on with.
  9. by   Louie18
    I'm Louie,
    Been an ADN (2.86) FOR 30 YEARS.
    AND man. am i tired.
  10. by   agent
    Originally posted by VaMedic
    Hey Agent,
    Have you ever thought about Nursing Informatics? I know someone who has a Computer Science Degree (B.S.) and then did a Masters RN program that got him his RN and degree in Nursing Informatics.

    Rob
    Yes but that would really defeat the purpose of me going into nursing wouldn't it..?

    Why *** **** dont I just stay in IT then?

    Sorry, but I'm tired as hell of IT and want to do something meaningful and work with other ppl.
    Last edit by Ted on Oct 17, '03
  11. by   marilynmom
    I just wanted to say that at my college we have a LOT of male nursing students! In my micro class right now almost 1/2 are male nursing students. Most seem to be ex-firefighters, EMTs, so these are some pretty tough guys.

    I think it is *great* more males are deciding to get there RN. I'm actually trying to get my husband to get his RN. He is doing Radiology right now only because he thinks being a "nurse" is to girly grrrrrrr

    I too plan to get my CRNA like many of you. Hope it is ok that I posted here.

    Marilyn
  12. by   agent
    Of course its okay. Its cool to know.
  13. by   Xatm097
    yep me 2, Im a male rn student at queensborough community college CUNY, new york. At the moment im not in school, cuz i didnt make the cut, but hopefully by next spring I will be able to transfer my credits to another community college to continue studying to earn my ADN.
    Hey nice meeting you guys. Good to know that guys are trying to get involved in nursing. Had the same fears going into this program, knowing thats its mostly female dominated. In my first semester at QCC I was the only guy in the class, in my second semester again at qcc I was the only guy in the class. (gee) However in the third semester I got company, there were now 2 of us in the class. Its been fun though. I loved the clinical element of the course. Being in the hospital was and still is the best part of any nursing program. The lecture aspect was what got me why I didnt pass after my 3rd semester. I scored well on my papers, teaching projects and the practical elements in my clinical portion like setting up an iv, giving IM and SC injections, calculating dosages and so forth. If you are considering nursing GO FOR IT.

    I-E-A-I-A-I-O bye.

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