The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 36

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   H ynnoD
    I register the night before at 12.01 am of the day I can register.Got all the classes I wanted.Our nursing program does a lottery to get in.If you don't get in,in the first 2 years you get in then automatically.Why I wait I will be taking other classes at state for my BSN.The program I'm working toward now is for my AS to be an RN.Good Luck Everyone.
  2. by   DannyD
    Corey,
    Yes, I had to write a personal statement. I bought a "writing a winning personal statement" booklet so I could use to get some ideas. After I was done, I sent it to a couple of my friends asking for their opinions and feedback. You'll be surprised with some of the little mistakes and great ideas they discover. Be sure to do it early so you could have time to adjust any not-so-good idea or grammatical problems.
  3. by   Thornva
    Excellent. Thanks for the information Danny.



    Quote from DannyD
    Corey,
    Yes, I had to write a personal statement. I bought a "writing a winning personal statement" booklet so I could use to get some ideas. After I was done, I sent it to a couple of my friends asking for their opinions and feedback. You'll be surprised with some of the little mistakes and great ideas they discover. Be sure to do it early so you could have time to adjust any not-so-good idea or grammatical problems.
  4. by   warhawk
    Hey fellas!!!!

    Add another guy member 2 this great site. I'm a new RN (since July2003) working on a respiratory/cardio/renal MS floor. This has been my 1st experience in the hospital setting. Before becoming an RN, I worked as a LPN in long term care since 1998. I loved geriatric nursing but I did everything in LTC that I wanted 2 accomplish. Prior 2 being a LPN... I also worked as a CNA in LTC and was a home health aide for hospice.

    Just wanted 2 say thank U 2 Agent 4 starting this site. I want 2 wish Agent and all nursing students much success in LPN or RN school. It will definitely be a difficult journey. I remember working full-time, not spending time w/ my wife, and just sacricficing was very difficult. Just remember one thing.... don't ever give up. IF U have the right attitude and determination.... U guys will make it.

    Anyways.... look 4ward 2 visiting this site on a regular basis. I love women but it feels great 2 C other guys in R field. Take care.... FELLAS and look 4ward 2 hearing from U.
  5. by   agent
    Thanks, I didn't start the site, but have contributed quite a bit to this forum.

    I can claim responsibility for this thread and the great "Teach a student something new a day" thread
  6. by   uneven
    Hello all,

    I'm hopefully starting class in July for LPN, was wondering if any one else is working 40+ hrs plus school and being a father.

    That's where I'm about to go, was hoping to get some insight.


    Thanks!
  7. by   Jailhouse RN
    Glad to see we will be getting a few more guys in the ranks. We need more men especially in Corrections Nursing and Psych. I've been an RN in corrections for a while and like it....."Welcome to the club."
  8. by   RNPATL
    Quote from uneven
    Hello all,

    I'm hopefully starting class in July for LPN, was wondering if any one else is working 40+ hrs plus school and being a father.

    That's where I'm about to go, was hoping to get some insight.


    Thanks!
    Let's see ... 40+ hours per week of work, 3 kids and going to school ... yup, I feel your pain.
  9. by   Kabin
    Quote from Jailhouse RN
    Glad to see we will be getting a few more guys in the ranks. We need more men especially in Corrections Nursing and Psych. I've been an RN in corrections for a while and like it....."Welcome to the club."
    Hey! I too was thinking along those lines. Maybe more so in the psych area.
  10. by   malenurse1
    Quote from uneven
    Hello all,

    I'm hopefully starting class in July for LPN, was wondering if any one else is working 40+ hrs plus school and being a father.

    That's where I'm about to go, was hoping to get some insight.


    Thanks!
    Been there...doing that! Welcome aboard!
  11. by   uneven
    Quote from malenurse1
    Been there...doing that! Welcome aboard!
    How do/did you do it?? Night shift? Evening shift? I have no idea how I'm going to pull it all off....

    This has been a goal of mine for a long time, I'm 24, trying to get LPN to ADN and I see everyone else is managing. How?? Any tips?

    Thanks in advance guys,
    u
  12. by   malenurse1
    Quote from uneven
    How do/did you do it?? Night shift? Evening shift? I have no idea how I'm going to pull it all off....

    This has been a goal of mine for a long time, I'm 24, trying to get LPN to ADN and I see everyone else is managing. How?? Any tips?

    Thanks in advance guys,
    u
    I had been working days and going to school in the evenings, (I'm in an evening track for clinicals). This week I started 3rd shift after a month orienting to the new NI job. It is just a matter of switching when I sleep. I am fortunate because my wife and kids understand that I am going to miss some things such as games & choir concerts. We all know that the degree is worth the sacrifice. I try to spend as much time as I can with the family when I am not at work or school, and I teach Sunday school to our churches Jr high kids, (1 of my daughters is in that group).
    I guess to simplify the whole thing, ya just do it. You make the commitment and move forward.
    Good luck, you can do it too.
  13. by   Koonie
    Hello eveyone,

    I'm 35 and will be starting Nursing school this Fall! I got my acceptance letter this last weekend, it's nice to finally be able to relax (I was really stressing out--90 spots 812 applicants--and they were 6 weeks late with their decision). I'm currently a corrections officer in a max institution, and I plan to work through school. I work 2300-0700, so I get a lot of studying done at work. I also have some great nurses working at the prison that have promised to help with any questions. I'm also married with 2 girls, this ought to be very interesting, I can't wait to get started!!!!!

    Good luck everyone,
    Jeff
    Last edit by Koonie on May 1, '04

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