The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 31

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   malenurse1
    Quote from JRW
    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.
    Welcome! In my class of 75 people 2 of us are guys. Now if I was a single guy this would be a great ratio! lol! I t is great to see so many guys getting into nursing. Some of the finest, most caring RN's I know happen to be male. The only time that my gender has been an issue was during 1st semester clinicals I was assigned to care for a little old lady with ureteral strictures that had just had a percutanious nephrosotmy tube placed. When I walked in the room and introduced myself, (my instructor was with me), the lady looked me inthe eyes and said, "What..did they run out of girls?" I laughed it off and by the end of the night not only had I won her over but she actually told my instructor what a good job I did. That makes it all worthwhile.
    Have a great weekend everyone!
  2. by   macmagick
    Quote from 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.
    WOW! That is a high number of men. Back in 1977, I began a 3 year diploma RN program and the number of students starting class was 102 and there were 8 or 10 of us who were guys (been so long ago I have forgotten). Anyway, 3 years later, the class size had decreased to 51 graduates and only 2 of us guys left. All but two of the 51 graduates passed the state board examination (both of us guys passed). Formal nursing training is tough. Those who make it to the status of LPN or RN really deserve it and I think it is great to see more men enter the field.
  3. by   agent
    I have my entrance exam tonight.

    Wish me luck.
  4. by   H ynnoD
    Quote from agent
    I have my entrance exam tonight.

    Wish me luck.
    Good Luck!!!!!
  5. by   malenurse1
    Quote from agent
    I have my entrance exam tonight.

    Wish me luck.
    Good Luck Agent!!!
  6. by   macmagick
    Quote from agent
    I have my entrance exam tonight.

    Wish me luck.
    GOOD LUCK AGENT!!!
  7. by   Achoo!
    Malenurse1, I live in the same town as you, small world! Are you going to MATC???
  8. by   agent
    I feel like I didnt do so well on the NLN exam even though I believed that I would..

    guess I'll just have to see.
  9. by   ThatGuy
    I am 1 of 3 males in our graduating class. I think we started with 7 or 8 males. I have to admit, being single and having a girl to guy ratio of 42:3 is great. We are set to graduate May 2004 as RN's. I honestly can't count how many jobs I've been offered. The response from employers is amazing. I have accepted a job working in an OR.
  10. by   macmagick
    Quote from agent
    I feel like I didnt do so well on the NLN exam even though I believed that I would..

    guess I'll just have to see.
    For what it is worth, Agent, I did not do well on my NLN exams but passed my boards with flying colors.
  11. by   TexasNS
    Count me in. Glad to see there are more than the 5 in my class of 40.
  12. by   usmc94201
    Well I did my interview for the ADN program here in Overland Park, Kansas. 110 candidates interviewed and 55 will be accepted. Should know at the end of March...

    Ill keep you posted.

    John.
  13. by   Nurseboy1
    Not only am I the only male in my nursing program, I am also the youngest person in the program. I will graduate in May and be able to take boards to be an RN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have truly enjoyed being in school, but I am ready to be out and working. To me and my classmates it is really amusing that I will be an RN before I am legally and adult (I will be 20 when I graduate).

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