The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 19

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   Marie_LPN, RN
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    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Apr 13, '05 : Reason: same reason
  2. by   melessia
    Hey guys - I'm actually a gal, but my husband is seriously considering going back to school for an ADN. He is 39, no prior college and we have two children, 4 and 8 and mortgage, two car payments, etc., etc. We live in Kansas City, MO and so far have not found any programs for evening classes, but he really, really wants to do this. But as the unselfish husband and father he is, I don't think he would quit work afraid he would be putting our family in jeopardy to do this. I am totally supportive of him going back to school, in fact, I'm actually the one that has talked him into it (he thought he was too old). But he is a licensed EMT and loves the medical field. Is there any advice out there from the "men of the house" that had to do this and how did you make it work?
  3. by   agent
    Yeah I'm starting to do this now.

    I'm a 26 yr old father of two. I already have an associates, but am doing a new nursing program..

    Provided I get a high enough score on the NLN entrance exam, I'll start clinicals in the fall.

    I'm not quiting my current job, so it will be like i'll have 2 jobs for about 2 years. It'll be hard on the fam, but good in the long run.
  4. by   melessia
    Thanks for the reply! The problem we're having is that there are no ADN programs in the KC area that offer night classes or even part-time days. They are all-day programs, 8:00-5:00 everyday with full 12-16 hour class loads. He does currently work midnights (so he'll be used to them when he's an RN), but with a full 40-hour week job, basically 40-hour week school, when is there time for sleep and study. Let me know if this is what your schedule is like and how you handle it?
  5. by   agent
    If sorry, no.

    I finally found a program that offers night classes.

    First year its 3 nights a week.

    Second its 4 nights a week, it'll be hard, but once its over i'll be fine.
  6. by   TennRoadracer
    Hi all, I am an ADN student (first semester). Glad to know theres more guys out there. I am a father of one, not married, love my current job but realize that I won't be able to do it too much longer so here I am! I love the reception I get from clinical instructors, RN's and patients in hospitals - "Oh isn't is so nice to see a man doing this!" (while I'm standing there feeling very un-manly in my marshmallow suit).

    hola
  7. by   agent
    Originally posted by TennRoadracer
    Hi all, I am an ADN student (first semester). Glad to know theres more guys out there. I am a father of one, not married, love my current job but realize that I won't be able to do it too much longer so here I am! I love the reception I get from clinical instructors, RN's and patients in hospitals - "Oh isn't is so nice to see a man doing this!" (while I'm standing there feeling very un-manly in my marshmallow suit).

    hola
    im just dying to see what they make me wear.. thankfully i think they're blue scrubs..
  8. by   Cowboy04
    Hello, Iam a 41yo dad second career,graduating in may from ADN program. Theres about 7 guys out of 70 students, the ladies have been GREAT could not have gone this far without them.
    Great friends I will always remember.
  9. by   Kabin
    I'm a male 44 year old transfering from software development to the nursing profession. I will begin my studies this next semester (Jan). It's been 20yrs or so since I took general education courses, I hope I won't need to repeat them!
  10. by   agent
    Originally posted by Kabin
    I'm a male 44 year old transfering from software development to the nursing profession. I will begin my studies this next semester (Jan). It's been 20yrs or so since I took general education courses, I hope I won't need to repeat them!
    I'm a tech / web developer right now.

    Why are you leaving if you dont mind me asking?
  11. by   Kabin
    I'm a EE by degree and reluctantly went down the S/W path about 15 years ago. Until recently I was able to find many R&D jobs (embedded DSP processors) which were the only way to keep me interested in S/W. There isn't much interesting work now, as I found myself reluctantly doing more and more Linux and Windows applications.
  12. by   pcelest2003
    Another guy here in chicago, currently completing the dredful prereq courses.
  13. by   pcelest2003
    Here's one. Chicago struggling through pre-req's at a pretty competitive city college.

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