The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 32

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   jackdaw
    Hello,
    I've just found this great forum and thought I'd say hi.
    I started training on a Diploma in september. I'm really glad to be doing it. I'm know I'm doing the right thing, and on the whole am loving it.
    From what I've been reading it sounds like it's about the same proportion of male-to-female over here. In my class of about 45 we started with, there were 4 male. Unfortunately two dropped out leaving just the two of us.
    The only time I've found it slightly intimidating was when we were in a lecture of about 100-150 students.. and I was the only man in attendance. Guess who got volunteered to come and help with a demonstration.. uh huh.. me.. yikes.. :imbar
    Mostly though I'm quite happy with being in the minority though.

    All the best,
    J.
  2. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from FutureArmyNurse
    Hey Guys, I'm a female taking my pre-reqs but just wanted to say I am looking forward to working with my male counterparts...I have trouble relating to women even though I try really hard! I refuse to talk about nails and hair, and I hate gossip. I'm not trying to lump all females together, don't get me wrong! I'm just biased right now because I work with a dozen catty females and can't wait to get out and work with some men, haha.
    Take care y'all...guys and gals.
    I totally agree! I cannot work with an ALL female (or all male) group. Where I work (a busy ED) there are about 60%female, 40%male...an let me tell you, no pale, scrawny surgeon is ever gonna mess with these manly male nurses(yes, yes, I'm generalizing, dont get mad!)! You guys are very welcome in this historically female field. Plus, a lot of female patients tell me how cute and sexy their nurse was. There was even a feature on it in Cosmo, but I forget which month. Good luck! We chiquitas support you! :hatparty:
  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    Oh yeah, I forgot.....

    I am speaking to a group of middle schoolers about careers in healthcare with a focus on Nursing (yep, they are startin' young these days!). Is there anything I can say to make these guys see that nursing is a co-ed career? I'm not trying to brainwash or anything but I don't want them to immediatly zone out when I begin talking about nursing careers, degrees, etc. Thanks for the help!!!

    -Jamie
  4. by   TexasNS
    Yeah at that age tell them that they can work with a bunch of beautiful female nurses lol
  5. by   Soonstudent
    Quote from TexasNS
    Yeah at that age tell them that they can work with a bunch of beautiful female nurses lol
    LOL, OH BOY, were're gonna need more schools!
  6. by   TexasNS
    I figure at tween and teen ager age what else do they think about?? I have a male one and I know what gets his attention.
  7. by   thaddeusmaximus
    Hello, another newbie to the board and to the exciting field of nursing... 33 year old single parent of two children, and student of nursing (one of four males out of thirty-six students) in southeast Texas- going LVN this year and ADN next year... with a long road ahead of me- G-d willing!
    Last edit by thaddeusmaximus on Mar 11, '04
  8. by   UK studentnurse
    Hi

    I am just about to qualify (3 weeks left) from a three year RN diploma in the UK and I am MALE! 12 males out of an intake of 120. Good luck to all male students out there, nursing can be such a rewarding career whatever your gender.
  9. by   RNPATL
    Quote from thaddeusmaximus
    Hello, another newbie to the board and to the exciting field of nursing... 33 year old single parent of two children, and student of nursing (one of four males out of thirty-six students) in southeast Texas- going LVN this year and ADN next year... with a long road ahead of me- G-d willing!
    Welcome ... single parent here too of 3 kids. I went the ADN route when my kids were younger and thrilled that I did. They are all young teenagers now and being an RN has given me a lot of choices in order to raise them and be available to them. Good luck!
  10. by   smj67
    Hi all,
    Another guy here. Just graduated Medical Assisting (nursing student soon) and was 1 of 4 men and many women. The women were great to me. The only problem was it was female (medically and example wise) orientated, lot's of female stuff. I learned a lot though and very happy I did the career change. Luck to all of you.
  11. by   JustaMaleRN
    I am graduating in July with a MSN. It has been one of the best programs I have ever gone through.

    Dave
  12. by   macmagick
    Quote from JustaMaleRN
    I am graduating in July with a MSN. It has been one of the best programs I have ever gone through.

    Dave
    Dave
    Which program are you attending for your MSN, and congratulations on getting your MSN. I hope someday to get my MSN to teach at the collegiate level.
  13. by   Sailorboy
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    I totally agree! I cannot work with an ALL female (or all male) group. Where I work (a busy ED) there are about 60%female, 40%male...an let me tell you, no pale, scrawny surgeon is ever gonna mess with these manly male nurses(yes, yes, I'm generalizing, dont get mad!)! You guys are very welcome in this historically female field. Plus, a lot of female patients tell me how cute and sexy their nurse was. There was even a feature on it in Cosmo, but I forget which month. Good luck! We chiquitas support you! :hatparty:

    I hope I get into a class with women with your attitude. It will make nusing school a lot more interesting.

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