The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 24

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   Scififan
    Can't bear to be left out and just had to see what you guys were talking about!

    Sooo good to see so many guys are into nursing and are enthused about it.
    Over my career I have worked and studied with many guys and I for one think its great that you are breaking into our ranks, we need more testosterone to dilute the oestrogen.

    I know a lot of male nurses get sick of the stereotype ie must be gay etc but as most thinking people realise thats aload of c**p. Male nurses often bring a different perspective to many situations that is invaluable, and sometimes it annoys the heck out of me cos I didn't think of it!!

    Hope all of you that are studying make it through and maybe one day will be able to work with you - that's if you venture into the Southern Hemisphere! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!
  2. by   agent
    Thank you for your kind post
  3. by   MtnMan
    Morr--- What did you do in the Coast Guard???

    ----Asks the proud former Navy Hospital Corpsman
  4. by   Meco
    I am 1 of 4 males out of a class of 22 students total. I am in an accelerated BSN program which started 1/2/04 and graduates on 12/16/04.
  5. by   Kabin
    That has to be one of the fastest acceration programs around. Out of curriosity, how many credit hours (sem or quart.) do they squeeze in the 11.5 months?
  6. by   Meco
    http://www.uu.edu/academics/son/
    http://www.uu.edu/programs/seconddeg...del_030503.htm

    59 credit hours total.
    You have to already have a 4 year degree from another university to be eligible.
    Hope that gives you enough information.
  7. by   H ynnoD
    I'm 41 still in my Pre-reqs,so don't know what the ratio will be like when I get to the nursing classes.I'm a Diesal Mechanic at the moment.
  8. by   ER hippie
    Hey guys. I take my LPN boards next month, 3 semesters to go on my RN. Also finishing my Paramedic. And I love being a nurse! I'm surrounded by women in pajamas, what more could you ask for?
  9. by   agent
    Originally posted by ER hippie
    Hey guys. I take my LPN boards next month, 3 semesters to go on my RN. Also finishing my Paramedic. And I love being a nurse! I'm surrounded by women in pajamas, what more could you ask for?
    ROFL!
  10. by   RichardJBoro
    Well, I guess I'm another of the "few, the proud, the male" soon to be entering school. Am i crazy to be doing this at 32? who knows, but i look forward to the challenges.
  11. by   piper_for_hire
    No no. You are perfectly sane. Now, if you were to be 33 and doing this you would be completely insane like me.

    -S
  12. by   ER hippie
    Are you crazy? Probably, but thats a benefit in nursing LOL. And no, its never to late to start. I'm 29 and was one of the "younger" students in my class of 60. Good luck to you and welcome aboard!!!
  13. by   ER hippie
    Oh, btw, there were 4 other guys in my class.

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