The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 37

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   warhawk
    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
    To UNEVEN & ALL WORKING STUDENTS:

    Three words: JUST DO IT ! ! ! Take one step at a time and U will reach your goal. I am a new RN (since July 03). I worked full-time (11p-7a) and went 2 school full-time. I sacrificed my times w/ my wife and family and close friends. I sacrificed good times, sleep, and rest. U can make it... if U keep God and your supportive family w/ U during nursing school. U also must have a strong, never-give-up, and determined attitude because the strong survive. If U possess these "requirements" that I mentioned U will definitely make it (I promise U that). Anyways.... take care and JUST DO IT !!!

    WARHAWK
  2. by   bbear
    Yep, I'm a 38-year-old father of 6 children who is starting a grad nursing program this fall.

    Hey, shouldn't we be able to get minority scholarships????
  3. by   Ned the Red
    Quote from bbear
    Yep, I'm a 38-year-old father of 6 children who is starting a grad nursing program this fall.

    Hey, shouldn't we be able to get minority scholarships????
    Actually not a bad idea. The country needs more nurses and I assume they'd like more men in the profession. But, I sure haven't seen any scholarship money out there that I'd qualify for. Has anyone run into anything gender specific that we can all take a shot at?
  4. by   agent
    That would be cool, but no..

    I'm sure the female applicants wouldn't be too pleased.
  5. by   bbear
    You know, I joke about it but the truth of the matter is that males could apply for minority scholarships. I looked it up once and found out that anybody can apply for minority scholarhips if their demographic (sex, race, etc.) is under-represented in their profession or in the college. For us, it's both. I just have never worked up the courage to push the matter. But, per Federal law, we could.
  6. by   Kabin
    We'll have to start a new sticky thread on this one. :chuckle
  7. by   manna
    Quote from bbear
    For us, it's both. I just have never worked up the courage to push the matter. But, per Federal law, we could.
    The school I'll be attending this fall didn't used to admit men - until someone "pushed the matter" back in the 80's. A guy applied to the nursing program was denied (it's Mississippi University for WOMEN) - he ended up suing the school and winning. I don't know if he ever enrolled or completed a degree there, but he made a big change, regardless.
  8. by   Lifeforce
    Hey guys! I'm currently enrolled in an emt-b program and am starting my pre-reqs for my BSN this fall.I plan on getting an er tech gig while attending school and work part time as a waiter. It's a real blessing to read all your posts.They answered most of my questions and relieved all of my fears. My heart feels lighter knowing I have a group of peers I can turn to while I am on this path. Live free and don't let the woman keep you down

    Blessings
    Joshua
  9. by   bbear
    Quote from Lifeforce
    Live free and don't let the woman keep you down

    Blessings
    Joshua
    Errrr, too late. I'm already married! LOL :uhoh21:
  10. by   agent
    me too.. :dread
  11. by   dempz
    hey folks, pete here, i'm an 18yr old student nurse in Galway Ireland!!!!whas the craic? it's great being in the minority...128 in my class, only bout ten lads max!!!whoo hooo....any way to the point, my girl friend is from the Bay area, Seattle etc...(well in that general direction, california etc!!!) and shes has to do a year at home now, so i've been tryin to get info on the possibilites for me (being an Irish citizen going to study nursing in USA, as in whats required, and am i eligible for a grant.... dudes could ye please help me.......
  12. by   ChrisA
    Quote from dempz
    hey folks, pete here, i'm an 18yr old student nurse in Galway Ireland!!!!whas the craic? it's great being in the minority...128 in my class, only bout ten lads max!!!whoo hooo....any way to the point, my girl friend is from the Bay area, Seattle etc...(well in that general direction, california etc!!!) and shes has to do a year at home now, so i've been tryin to get info on the possibilites for me (being an Irish citizen going to study nursing in USA, as in whats required, and am i eligible for a grant.... dudes could ye please help me.......
    Dia dhuit, Pete mate. I'm here in Seattle, starting to look into nursing schools (I'm just starting the pre-requisite courses now, so I've got some time). Can you find out a bit more about specific locations? From Seattle to San Francisco's about 14 hours drive!
  13. by   JimmyMallo
    I'm a 28yo male starting the FasTrack ADN program in the fall!! Austin Texas Ya'll

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