The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 4

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   Banginplates
    Hey I am a guy too!!!! Oh yeah a place just for us.... I am starting a 2 year ADN program on Monday the 18th, and we have orientation this Wednesday.. I know of one other guy who is going in.. I pray for at least one other guy who is cool. Well guys let's show them what we are made of this year at school.
  2. by   agent
    I'm hoping that there's at least one other guy who isnt a complete wanker in my program as well.
  3. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Hey Darby!,

    Last fall we were posting about embarassing uniforms, remember?

    Glad to see your surviving.

    Out of our initial class of 3/90+ there is one guy left who is taking a load of crap daily. I was the first to leave after N101. Glad that I did, but it is nice to see a screename I recognize.

    Thier uniforms are still bad.:chuckle When women don't want to wear the girlish uniforms, men sure as heck don't!!LOL
  4. by   agent
    I'm not wearing any girlish uniform.
  5. by   Rob C
    Hey guys....

    I to am a male nursing student in an ADN program, also currently looking at RN to BSN programs. I finished my first semester, and will be starting my second this coming Thursday.

    I am in a class of 60 with about 8 guys.

    I was a originally a nursing major about 14 years ago in college, but was 18, away from home and partied way to much. I was about to flunk out and my father told me he would only continue to pay for school if I got an accounting (he's an accontant, my grandfather was an accountant, etc. etc. etc.) degree and got my cr*p together. So, I graduated with a degree in accounting and have worked in health care companies, insurances and HMO's since I graduated. I had been laid off from countless insurance companies through the years and I finally decided that I would go back and do what I really wanted to in the first place. My wife was completely supportive, and still is. When I finished my prereqs and was accepted to nursing school, I was laid off from my last company three days before nursing school started. So, I have been taking advantage of my unemployment to concentrate on school. I will be eligable to sit for the LPN exam in December, and will start working then as a LPN, about the same time my unemployment runs out.

    Thanks for starting this little guys club!
  6. by   agent
    Great story Rob!

    I love to hear success stories like this..

    -agent
  7. by   Scruffy
    Hi Guys!!
    ...And I Do mean guys!! I am working in the human services field as a mental health worker and will be going to a part-time night time ADN school this september. At my school, you can't get a bachelors-- only women can. It is a predominantly woman's private catholic school. The ratio is 17 to 1, women to men. I am attending it because it is a great school. I look at it as a chance to develop a thick skin in a woman's world, because like it or not, the profession of nursing is composed of 96 percent women. My goals are to do case management work as a psych nurse and hopefully get the opportunity to do some time in ICU. I look forward to communicating to a lot of you later.
  8. by   agent
    That doesnt seem fair that only women can get a bach?

    where's the Male advocacy groups when you need them??
  9. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    That doesnt seem fair that only women can get a bach?
    There is a women's college here (the one I'll be applying to for the BSN program, actually) that only started admitting men in the 80's.

    Some guy sued them in 1982 because he was denied admission to the nursing program...

    It's still a largely women's college, but their are some male students.. just quite the minority.

    Here's a snippet about the case -

    MUW was the oldest state-supported all-female college in the United States.
    Did the state statute which prevented men from enrolling in MUW violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

    Yes. The Court held that the state did not provide an "exceedingly persuasive justification" for the gender-based distinction. The state's primary argument, that the policy constituted educational affirmative action for women, was "unpersuasive" to the Court since women traditionally have not lacked opportunities to enter nursing. If anything, argued Justice O'Connor, the statute "tends to perpetuate the stereotyped view of nursing as an exclusively women's job."
  10. by   agent
    exactly manna, thanks for posting.

    i guess this place is getting away with it cause they're private??
  11. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by agent
    exactly manna, thanks for posting.

    i guess this place is getting away with it cause they're private??
    There are still a lot of female colleges in the U.S., most of which I believe are private. It's always puzzled me at how they can get away with not admitting men. Perhaps it's just that people don't tend to challenge it. There are so many schools to choose from, I personally wouldn't want to get into a big legal battle just so I could attend an all-female school. Doesn't really seem worth it.
  12. by   manna
    Originally posted by twarlik
    There are still a lot of female colleges in the U.S., most of which I believe are private. It's always puzzled me at how they can get away with not admitting men. Perhaps it's just that people don't tend to challenge it. There are so many schools to choose from, I personally wouldn't want to get into a big legal battle just so I could attend an all-female school. Doesn't really seem worth it.
    Yeah, I don't see the problem with gender-exclusive private schools, but I can understand the complaint against a school who receives state/government funding yet still refuses to admit men or women. Gender should not be a factor in the admissions process in those cases. It's a matter of principle for some, I suppose.
  13. by   agent
    So how's it going Manny?

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