The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 29

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   RNPATL
    Originally posted by Kabin
    I haven't heard of a lot of CRNA desires from the males. As far as I can tell, there aren't that many CRNA schools out there and that may be a large factor. On the otherhand, being an male/NP is a different story.
    Help me understand your comment about being a male NP. I am planning on going for my post gradute NP once I finish the MSN. Are there other concerns that I need to be aware of before I take that step and get myself into more educational debt? :chuckle
  2. by   Kabin
    Sorry, I don't know anything about that. I was just commenting that it seemed there were more male nursing students considering the NP path than the CRNA.
  3. by   agent
    Boy this forum change has really wacked me out.

    I'd also like to know more about male/NP if anyone has any exp?
  4. by   Nemrac
    Future male RN Reporting for duty!!

    My Second Post on these boards so I figured I would join up with my fellow bro's..I'm Male-age 30 and will be starting for a BSN at University of Utah this fall. Just finishing up some pre reqs this semester. I have a BA in Psych but my true calling is to be an RN. I'm looking forward to making that thought a reality.
  5. by   RNPATL
    Quote from Nemrac
    Future male RN Reporting for duty!!

    My Second Post on these boards so I figured I would join up with my fellow bro's..I'm Male-age 30 and will be starting for a BSN at University of Utah this fall. Just finishing up some pre reqs this semester. I have a BA in Psych but my true calling is to be an RN. I'm looking forward to making that thought a reality.

    WELCOME :hatparty:

    :roll You are with those of like mind now :roll
  6. by   Nemrac
    Quote from RNPATL
    WELCOME :hatparty:

    :roll You are with those of like mind now :roll
    Thanks RNPATL.....Glad to be aboard
  7. by   malenurse1
    Quote from Nemrac
    Future male RN Reporting for duty!!

    My Second Post on these boards so I figured I would join up with my fellow bro's..I'm Male-age 30 and will be starting for a BSN at University of Utah this fall. Just finishing up some pre reqs this semester. I have a BA in Psych but my true calling is to be an RN. I'm looking forward to making that thought a reality.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing!!! The most rewarding exasperating vocation you will ever love! Welcome to the brotherhood of men in nursing. Right now we are kind of an exclusive group...not because we want to be...but because alot of men won't aknowledge their caring side! We are here to take tha message to the world that men ARE capable of caring enough to be nurses. It need not be a womens only domain.
    Ya gotta luv the women who are in the profession and welcome us with open arms!!!
  8. by   Tim-GNP
    Quote from agent
    Boy this forum change has really wacked me out.

    I'd also like to know more about male/NP if anyone has any exp?


    I'm a male NP... however, I am the wrong one to ask about the NP route. The quick and the dead of it is this: The money is incommensurate with the job responsibilities, the market is being super saturated with NP's because there's a program on every corner... and many of the faculty who teach the NP programs IN ALL OF THE PROGRAMS I AM AWARE OF [as there are exceptions to every rule], either no longer practice, or practice on an extremely limited bases [as the demands of a full-time tenured position in a college or university prevents them from doing a large amount of direct practice]. One faculty member I know of at a very 'well respected' program got her start by being hired to help move boxes over a summer from one set of offices on campus to another! Talk about job qualifications!

    I did myself a favor... I left NP practice to return to bedside nursing full time and faculty part-time. If I could turn back the hands of time and stop myself from becoming an NP, I would.

    I hope this helps.
  9. by   RNPATL
    Tim - your post is very interesting to me. At this time I am considering the NP route, but have not made a decision as of yet. I am going to finish my MSN so I can teach and become tenured faculty, but wanted to remain in practice as an NP. I understand the respnobility over compensation, but was not aware that the market is becoming saturated with NP's. Is this a geographic issue or is this in the US in general from your estimation?

    Thanks for the info, interested to hear more about this from you. Patrick
  10. by   Changing Paths
    I am new to the nursing world, I am currently taking A&P while working as an engineer....

    I was wondering how the role of an NP would differ from a clinical nurse specialist. Any info would be great, or some good sites to check out. Thanks
    Last edit by Changing Paths on Feb 15, '04
  11. by   ludyl
    My boyfriend is entering a 2 year nsg program, and he is currently looking for financial assistance. Can anyone offer any information as to where he can apply? Thank you.
  12. by   Tim-GNP
    Quote from RNPATL
    Tim - your post is very interesting to me. At this time I am considering the NP route, but have not made a decision as of yet. I am going to finish my MSN so I can teach and become tenured faculty, but wanted to remain in practice as an NP. I understand the respnobility over compensation, but was not aware that the market is becoming saturated with NP's. Is this a geographic issue or is this in the US in general from your estimation?

    Thanks for the info, interested to hear more about this from you. Patrick
    Patrick:

    In most major metropolitan areas where NP programs have sprouted up like weeds, yes... the market is saturating. I know in the area I am living in, two times per year, two colleges push out anywhere from 4 to 10 NP's each. The jobs that they are finding are not advanced practice jobs. I know one person who told me she was going to work in a doctors office as the NP. She was quite disappointed as her NP position is nothing more than the responsibilities of the typical office nurse... she's not even getting decent money to do it!

    If you are prepared to move to the rural areas and provide NP care to medically underserved populations... then you should not have much trouble finding a job. However, those areas tend to be medically underserved for a reason; either reimbursement levels are too low, or the place is just plain pathetic, in a Gilligans Island sort of way.
  13. by   macmagick
    I am a guy and an old diploma nurse, class of 1979. When I started nursing school way back then, our class began with 102 students of which 8 were men. Three years later we graduated 51 and only two of us men were left. It is great to see more men entering the nursing field. Unfortunately, there still doesn't seem to be a very strong attraction for anyone especially men to enter the nursing profession. I am currently working on my BSN through online study.
    Macmagick

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