The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 3

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   agent
    Glad to see a good deal of fathers out there doing this as well.

    Suprisingly I'm in computing as well as some of you that are making the career change. I make decent money now.. i just hate it. I want to something a bit more rerwarding that also has room for me to grow educationally.
  2. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by agent
    I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program.
    Agent-
    I'm curious as to what made you change your mind and go into nursing instead of med school. Personally, I looked at med school as an option but was turned off by the high cost and the amount of time it would take to finish. Nursing has been something I've considered for many years and I love the fact that it's so flexible and gives you so many options.
    Interested to hear your story...
  3. by   agent
    Okay,

    My family made me reconsider. At first I didnt care that my wife was unsupportive of pre-med, but when I started to notice how it was affecting my poor little babies, I felt really bad. I found a nursing program in my area which has evening clinicals and then the decision was pretty easy.

    The time, cost and all that didnt scare me at all. I was so prepared to go through with it, but I didnt want to leave my family behind.
  4. by   MATTHEWCAIN
    Hey guys......I am a nursing student in Houston. Just about to start school for my R.N. and propbably go on to get my Masters for N.P.

    Any advice? Is nursing school a bi%*h?

    Stay cool.....Matt
  5. by   MATTHEWCAIN
    OOPS......I meant to type "probably" (not propbably). I swear I'm not that dumb guys!
  6. by   agent
    Originally posted by MATTHEWCAIN
    Hey guys......I am a nursing student in Houston. Just about to start school for my R.N. and probably go on to get my Masters for N.P.

    Any advice? Is nursing school a bi%*h?

    Stay cool.....Matt
    Welcome! I haven't started yet so I can't say.. I'm sure its easier than med school
  7. by   Bambam
    Add one more to the group. I will be starting on the 25th. I have wanted to do this for the past 2.5 years and the only thing that has changed is that I am older. Good luck to everyone.
  8. by   manna
    Wow! Lots of computer people changing over to nursing!

    (okay, so I'm not a guy! I just couldn't resist reading the thread, though!)
  9. by   darby1
    I'm a male ADN student also. I will be starting my 4th semester this week, after a tough summer schedule. I actually starting coming here with many questions before I started ADN school last year, and have met some nice, helpful people. I don't have much time to post here, but I do stop by and check on the other students at times. Let me know if I can be of help to you "new" guys and girls. I have been a construction worker for over twenty years, and decided to go back to school a few years ago. Now, I have completed 3 of 5 semesters of ADN schooling, and hopefully by this time next year, I will be a RN. Take care guys...and girls...
  10. by   agent
    darby -- How do you like it so far? Is it way better than construction??

    I think a good deal of us are career changers. It be great to hear how you feel.

    manna -- hi there bud-dy!
  11. by   darby1
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by agent
    [B]darby -- How do you like it so far? Is it way better than construction??

    I think a good deal of us are career changers. It be great to hear how you feel.

    Yes, it is a lot better than having to deal with cold, wet weather at times, and the job security is great. We had representatives from area hospitals trying to recruit our students when we first started school last year! It feels great to be in such demand. The course load has been great at times, especially on us older students , but it's not too bad. I will keep a check on you guys, and monitor your progress. It has been a blessing to see some of the first people I talked to here, still here a year later. One lady that comes to mind is "Love a Nurse", and she is a real sweetheart of a person. There are a lot of good people, and many resourses and internet links shared by the nice people here. Thanks again everyone, for all your continued help. Be cool "guys"...Darby
  12. by   vettech
    Originally posted by manna
    Wow! Lots of computer people changing over to nursing!

    (okay, so I'm not a guy! I just couldn't resist reading the thread, though!)
    Actually, I made that transition 10 years ago. I was working for Compaq before I became a Vet Tech.
  13. by   CarlJ
    While trying to make ends meet while I do my preq's, I will be starting my first day as a nursing assistant in the OR tomorrow morning This will actually be the start of my professional nursing career! I don't know how many other guys are already there, but I am sure it will be dominated by the ladies.

    While there is a big part of me thinking it will be great fun, I am sure that reality will come and slap me on the face ( I hope not literally I am glad to know where I can come to vent when the time comes.

    Later

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