The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 30

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   rollingstone
    Quote from John Coxey
    All:

    - Am a former owner-operator (trucker) for North American Van Lines. Went to college & eventually got MS-Comp Sci and now work for American General Finance (Evansville, Indiana) as a software programmer.

    - Am 39 yrs old, single (hey ladies!!!), never married, no kids, and want to try this RN thing.

    - Would like to eventually do the travel nurse thing. Possibly go for CRNA if grades are good enough.

    John Coxey
    Evansville, Indiana, USA
    Well John, the "travel nurse thing" is great. Wife and me spending the winter in Tucson and next winter plan on Hawaii. Winter after that she wants to go to Orlando. Welcome aboard!
  2. by   RNPATL
    Quote from Tim-GNP
    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.
    Thanks for the info Tim .... perhaps I need to explore the CRNA route a little closer.
  3. by   neelyt
    I have not been on for a while as I have been moving here to San Antonio to start a nursing degree here. I still have a lot to do before I can even get to the application phase for Nursing school but I have fought to get here so that I could pursue my career. I am 31 yrs old and father of 3 and have been married for 11 yrs now. I have completed a criminal justice degree only because it fits my current position in the military. My current job here in San Antonio will allow me the opportunity to pursue my Nursing degree and UTSA has a fine Medical Center I can go to pursue that degree. So add another guy to list.
  4. by   Meco
    Hey,
    That is great you are pursuing nursing. Are you going to remain in the military after you get your nursing degree? I am planning a trip to San Antonio this March. I was going to check out a military hospital because I had thought of going into the Air Force and was wanting to talk to some Air Force nurses and get their opinion on life in the Air Force as a nurse. Take care!!
  5. by   agent
    Great verse Meco..

    I'm having such a tough decision right now about what to do in life.
  6. by   big sweet life
    What is is this?Testosterone central? 40's male here, 3kids, Back in school doing the RN-BSN thing...a whirlwind!...been nursing 14 years.....never been unemployed, except by MY choice...never a dull moment and and never the same day twice! I think it's great to see more dudes getting in to the art...Where have you been?....C'mon in....the waters fine!
  7. by   RNPATL
    Welcome to the club man!
  8. by   Ned the Red
    Hey, first test in any class after 30 years away from school. Got the results back from our first A&P test - 94! Someone made a 99, then my 94, then down to about a 42.

    Sooooo I'm pretty pumped about it. I couldn't believe it - I was sure I blew that test. Maybe there's a chance I'll ace this class and get into nursing school yet.

    Ned
  9. by   macmagick
    Quote from Ned the Red
    Hey, first test in any class after 30 years away from school. Got the results back from our first A&P test - 94! Someone made a 99, then my 94, then down to about a 42.

    Sooooo I'm pretty pumped about it. I couldn't believe it - I was sure I blew that test. Maybe there's a chance I'll ace this class and get into nursing school yet.

    Ned
    Excellent NED! If you got a 94 that also means you knew your "stuff" and it is basic "stuff" like A&P when once learned, will be used throughout your nursing career. Ultimately, some of the stuff learned early on like A&P also determine how good you will be later on in your craft...the craft in this case being Nursing. Keep up the good work!
  10. by   RichardJBoro
    Well, here goes again. EMT first vs. ADN or BSN?. what do you guys think?
  11. by   neelyt
    Quote from Meco
    Hey,
    That is great you are pursuing nursing. Are you going to remain in the military after you get your nursing degree? I am planning a trip to San Antonio this March. I was going to check out a military hospital because I had thought of going into the Air Force and was wanting to talk to some Air Force nurses and get their opinion on life in the Air Force as a nurse. Take care!!
    I plan on staying in. I have 13 years at present and enjoy my life although it is not for some but I would suggest it for anyone who had a desire to join the military. Air Force especially. Although I am not a nurse yet I do know one and he said it is much better in the military as a nurse altough you can expect to leave the country from time to time.
  12. by   JohnW
    Hello,

    Just though I'd introduce myself. I'm 25 years old and I'm a Junior nursing student at UMass-Boston (BSN). I have a BS in biology and spent a few years working in a Cancer Reaseach lab before deciding I wanted to be a nurse. So far, it's been going well. The work load has been pretty intense, but, I think I'm doing OK.

    Out of my class of 60 people, there are 3 men (including me), is this about what you guys have? Everyone has been very nice to me, but, at the same it took a while to getting used to walking into a class of 25people and being the only the guy.
    Last edit by JohnW on Feb 27, '04
  13. by   Ruylupez
    We have the third largest classes of male students in my schools history, 6 men out of 43 total. We started with 8 men but one transfered out to another program and one got dropped for failing a drug screening a local hospital insists we pass before doing clinicals.

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