The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 21

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 Kabin
    He was cramming for a final in 2nd sem physiology, and was just accepted into a nursing program. She mentioned that was here favorite class.
    Wow! It's never too late, huh? And here I am feeling old because I'm still in college at age 26! LOL
  2. by   jdm33351
    I was one of only 4 guys in a class of over 60 when I started nursing school. There were a few other guys but only three of us made it to the end of the semester. But, the girls have all been really cool, and its actually been fun hangin' with them so far. We were all trying so hard to make the final cut that none of us had time to even think about the gender issue.

    I know quite a few other guys who said they wanted to do the nursing program but most of them drifted away after they saw the A&P, chemistry, and micro prerequisites.
  3. by   Tim-GNP
    I was curious if anyone would ever begin a forum or thread like this.

    Tim here... APRN-BC... working on my PhD in Education.

    Nice to meet everyone.

    P.S. If anyone is stuck on anything or screwed for homework help, drop me a line---- I am also a part time nursing faculty member [or as we say in the business an "adjunct" faculty].
    Last edit by Tim-GNP on Dec 15, '03
  4. by   Tim-GNP
    When I went to nursing school for my LPN, we were 'trained' not educated [you know... like dogs-- we train them, too].

    At any rate, there was only one other guy. When I went back for my BSN, there were about 15 of us that started, and about 7 who finished.

    In my MSN program, there were 4 of us from start to finish.
  5. by   agent
    Originally posted by manna
    Well, at least you have a skill like that where you can have pretty flexible scheduling options/extra income potential to work around school.

    What's stopping you? Do they only offer it at certain times, or can you schedule it any time you want?
    With all this other crap going on I haven't had the slightest chance to study at all.. while I've been assured I should do fine I want to be well prepared. I don't want to even think about not making it.. I'd have to hold my head in shame.

    BTW, Tim, thank you.
    Last edit by agent on Dec 15, '03
  6. by   tdg_rn
    Okay, I have one especially for the guys. What part of nursing school (or practice) have you found most difficult? I mean is there any part of things that you've kind of gotten the "unwelcome" feeling because you are a guy.

    I'm sure there are differences in the programs from place to place. The program I am entering has a maternal/child nursing semester. I know there are bunches of male doctors in this area and I'm okay with it - I have been involved with the birth of my kids - but it just seems to me like some women may not take to the idea of male nurses while they are delivering.

    Opinions?


    Terence
  7. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    With all this other crap going on I haven't had the slightest chance to study at all.. while I've been assured I should do fine I want to be well prepared. I don't want to even think about not making it.. I'd have to hold my head in shame.
    Poor Agent! I have faith in you, though - you're so smart, I'm sure you'll be fine! Just a moment of self-doubt, perhaps?

    Is there any way once you start nursing courses you'll be able to take out more financial aid and possibly work less?
  8. by   agent
    I'm going to do some hardcore studying soon.
  9. by   welder2RN
    Hey I'm glad to see there is a place for us guys going into the nursing field. I'm 1 of 4 guys in a ADN class of about 40 and two of them I worked with in factories before starting school. I'm glad that more guys are getting into nursing. I wish everyone good luck and happy holidays.
  10. by   agent
    I'm rather disturbed by the criticism/statements in the Will and Grace thread.
  11. by   tdg_rn
    Yeah, I see what you mean now that I've figured out where it was. Maybe I should have posted my question in that thread.
  12. by   mmj
    Screw the nursing school curriculum, it's all about the color of the uniform. There is nothing that inspires confidence more that royal blue, I don't care what you say. It actually wasn't that bad. I did however get accepted to two PN to RN programs. You got it, declined the purple uniform school for the hunter green uniform school. This is where sexism (is that a word?), in nursing, rears it's ugly head; school uniform colors. It's good to hear from all of you guys. I am married, 32, father of three. I work as an LPN and attend RN school. This is very fulfilling work. I like to go home knowing I served someone in need.

    Good luck to all of you.

    MMJ
  13. by   Lews
    Hello All!

    I'm 20 years old and a first year JBN student, just finished my first semester of my 4 year program. I've just glanced over some of the pages here, but it seems as though i'm a young pup here...interesting. I'm one of approximately 13 guys in my class, out of about 100. And am currently working for Comcast technical support as a supervisor to fund my tuition.

    whoa whoa...hold on a second here...you guys have different color uniforms dependant on what school you go to? We just have the full white here.

    Best of luck to you all

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