The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 39

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   Nurse_Ben
    Ben here. Last year of my ADN program and there are 3 guys out of 35 total. AND I'm still single!
  2. by   septicwad
    [QUOTE=RNPATL
    I would be interested in taking a poll from the male students out there that read this thread. How many of you had a strong GPA going into your nursing program (like 3.60 or better) and how difficult are you finding the tests?
    QUOTE]
    I have an MS in chemistry and am seeking a nursing degree so I can go to anesthesia school. The tests are not difficult, it's the classes that require writing. I really hate nursing school.
  3. by   Soonstudent
    What's happenen fellas, Hey I was wondering if certain geographical areas tend to see more male nurses than others, When I changed schools it seemed that there were more males in the school closer to a major city, than a small town. What do you think?
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from RNPATL
    ... I would be interested in taking a poll from the male students out there that read this thread. How many of you had a strong GPA going into your nursing program (like 3.60 or better) and how difficult are you finding the tests?...
    Start the actual nursing courses in September. My master's program (MBA in administration management) GPA was 3.96.

    Found the tests in A & P I and II (only prereq's required based on my previous education by my CC) to be tough. Suggest all the new guys not take these courses as "gimmes."
  5. by   Kabin
    Quote from Soonstudent
    What's happenen fellas, Hey I was wondering if certain geographical areas tend to see more male nurses than others, When I changed schools it seemed that there were more males in the school closer to a major city, than a small town. What do you think?
    That would require statistical analysis on not so available data to answer.

    I'm still doing pre-reqs so I can't offer much detail other than to say last semester's health care ethics class had about 10 guys out of 35 total in the class. It was a surprise to everyone in the class. All other classes have had few males, other than general courses such as A&P. Hopefully the trend is changing.
  6. by   E.R.nurstudent
    Quote from agent
    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 go to a 4 yr school.

    When I went to an info session about the RN program ill be trying to get into, out of like 70 ppl only 5 were guys.

    So I want to know are there any men out there?
    Hey. How are you? I live in SC. I am 33,male and next semester I will be taking Math120 (Probability & Stats) and A&P. I have 4 more classes before the concentration courses. Does your school use a points system for admittance into the Nursing program? If you were going to my school, you would get more points for already having a degree. The admittance points last semester ranged fom 30 to 60. 60 being those who scored real high and had a degree already. How does your school work?
  7. by   nursemike
    I'm a 47 year old ex-carpenter who has just finished my first year in an ADN program. I have been pushing beds for six years, so I didn't go into nursing school blind, but it has been tough. I'm one of 16 males in a class of 80--a record for our school. I'm doing okay grade-wise but have a lot of work to do one clinical skills, and care plans are going to be the death of me. Well, maybe not the death, but they are driving me crazy.
    Working in a predominately female environment has had good points and bad, but in the long run, work is work. Co-workers say I try to see the good in everybody--that probably isn't quite as true as it ought to be, but it's a reputation I can live with and a goal I aim for.
    Most, but not all of my classmates are younger than me. It's a tough program to get into, so the kids and geazers alike tend to be pretty sharp. We old farts may have an advantage in drawing on life experience, but I'd seriously consider trading some of it for more endurance. I'm very pleased that our grading isn't competitive--one person doesn't do well at the expense of others, and if we all make A's, our teachers are thrilled. Still, it's hard not to think about how many people didn't get in, so the jokes about C=RN are pretty much just jokes. Most of our class is pretty driven to make the most of this, and it keeps you on your toes.
    There's a certain amount of comaraderie among the guys in our class, but no real boys club. No real cliques of any kind, actually, but the groups who tend to associate most are mostly mixed.
    Despite a heavy workload, chronic sleep deprivation, and a diet consisting mainly of foods that can be eaten while driving, I have noticed this Spring that my inner child is going through puberty. Still haven't had any pillow fights, though. What's up with that? In the movies, nursing students always have pillow fights.
  8. by   Altra
    Quote from nursemike?
    I have noticed this Spring that my inner child is going through puberty. Still haven't had any pillow fights, though. What's up with that? In the movies, nursing students always have pillow fights.

    Wondering what kind of movies you're watching with nursing students in them .... :chuckle

    J/K
  9. by   PhilB
    I am one of 7 men out of 72 in my program at USF. I'm 21 and obviously one of the youngest, but it's been tough, I'm not sure how many of you guys are in a BSN program, but its intense! Glad to see such a good turn out of guys in this female dominated position. The male population may be small, but we make an impact.
    Phillip, c/o summer 05
  10. by   piper_for_hire
    Theres about 15 men out of 70 in my class, which is much more than I expected.

    -S
  11. by   Jethro64
    So, I guess this is the boy's club! I'm hoping to knock out my prereqs this year part-time, and get into a BSN program next fall. I'm married and am just coming out of the Navy. I have a BA in psych and looking forward to the wonderful world of nursing! Just curious, has anyone done the RN to BSN programs? What is the time frame look like? I only ask because the the University I'm close to accepts only 40 students a year with a min. GPA of about 3.5! So, I'm considering jumping into the ADN program at the local CC if I don't get accepted into the BSN program. I figure its not smart to waste anytime just waiting or trying to get into a program. Does anyone see any pitfalls in this logic?

    Glad to hear that so many of you are out there, or at least more than I thought!
  12. by   Sailorboy
    Quote from Jethro64
    So, I guess this is the boy's club! I'm hoping to knock out my prereqs this year part-time, and get into a BSN program next fall. I'm married and am just coming out of the Navy. I have a BA in psych and looking forward to the wonderful world of nursing! Just curious, has anyone done the RN to BSN programs? What is the time frame look like? I only ask because the the University I'm close to accepts only 40 students a year with a min. GPA of about 3.5! So, I'm considering jumping into the ADN program at the local CC if I don't get accepted into the BSN program. I figure its not smart to waste anytime just waiting or trying to get into a program. Does anyone see any pitfalls in this logic?

    Glad to hear that so many of you are out there, or at least more than I thought!
    ADN programs aren't any easier to get into. We had over 900 apply for 120 openings to the CC I applied to. A 3.5 probably would not have made it. Apply to both and take the one you get. It's getting tougher to get accepted these days. I too was in the Navy but have spent the last 20 years in the IT field which is rapidly disappearing. I start my ADN in Oct.
  13. by   agent
    Quote from E.R.nurstudent
    Hey. How are you? I live in SC. I am 33,male and next semester I will be taking Math120 (Probability & Stats) and A&P. I have 4 more classes before the concentration courses. Does your school use a points system for admittance into the Nursing program? If you were going to my school, you would get more points for already having a degree. The admittance points last semester ranged fom 30 to 60. 60 being those who scored real high and had a degree already. How does your school work?

    My has an entrance exam and that's pretty much it. I scored high so.. I should get in fall of this year.

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