The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 40

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   DannyD
    You might want to look around for an MSN Entry program. It's designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree. It's a highly competitive program, but as long as long you have a least 3.0 GPA overall, you should have a shot at it. I have a BS in Kinesiology with 3.2 GPA and I got accepted with no problem. However, you have to take GRE test and it's quite tough. I also applied to an ADN program at a CC and they accepted me because I already have a BS. I had to call them to cancel my spot as I decided to get my master . But different school has different acceptance policy, and you might want to check with your CC. I've looked around on this board for awhile now and I think there isn't much difference in ADN and BSN in job responsibility. Having a BSN might give you a management position after you have acquired a certain amount of experience. And if you have an MSN, you can go into teaching.
    Good luck to you and be sure to do well on those pre-reqs.
  2. by   jayna
    Look out female sneakin in the room :uhoh21:

    Your thread makes my day. You guys ROCK!!! :roll :roll
  3. by   uneven
    First off this thread is a huge help. Just got my acceptance letter the other day for the local 11 month LPN course and had lunch with the graduates....just one or two guys...I'm one of three in a class of 40 myself.

    ANYWAY,

    I'm not seeing many guys mentioning LPN coursework here. Are there any? Is the ratio of male LPN's even lower than ADN or BSN???
  4. by   snowbiggie
    It's great to see more guys joining the field. I am a 21 year old nursing student that just got accepted to my program in Minnesota! THANK GOD! I am enrolled in a traditional BSN program and have two full years of nursing left.

    I currently work as a CNA at a large academic teaching hospital in the float pool and am gaining valuable experience with that. I work with some great guys that have been super supportive in helping me learn. Currently, 3 males and 53 females will be my nursing "family" for the next two year of school! I encourage you to follow through!
  5. by   RNPATL
    Welcome guys ... nice to have you! Today, I was in our quarterly safety committee meeting and I was the only RN that was male. I found that very interesting because there are a larger number of men getting into nursing. Hopefully, at the next meeting there will be a couple other guys on the committee. Don't get me wrong, the ladies did a great job today. But I think differently then women and know that a little male perspective might be helpful.
  6. by   Rohb
    Haven't been in this site for awhile now and glad to see this tread.It's good to see more guys are becoming RN in the US.I live in NewZealand where it is the same situation,we need more males in this field.I done my Diploma 7 years ago and I was 1 of 8 in a 98 class.I work in a REHAB Nursing and I enjoy this field....Keep it up you all.
  7. by   Wheaties
    how did you guys choose your field? i am going on my 2nd year of nursing program this fall which is a three year program, and i still havent found a field i would like to go into.

    i probably want to go into a field where the work is routine, basically you do the same thing everyday, the same steps, and with little surprises that may happen. (i dont want to work in a nursing home or med-surg type field because the work doesnt seem routine and there is a lot of patients who may or may not cooperate, and i have awful therapeutic communication skills). As of right now dialysis is on my mind as a field i want to go into, but i have yet to have a clinical day there.
    Last edit by Wheaties on Jul 3, '04
  8. by   agent
    Found out yesterday I have to wait till January to apply.. god i hate waiting.
  9. by   malenurse1
    Quote from agent
    Found out yesterday I have to wait till January to apply.. god i hate waiting.
    Hang in there man! You will find that it is definately worth the wait. Good luck!
  10. by   agent
    Another stereotypical gay male nurse on television!

    Thanks Big Brother 5 :stone
  11. by   mtnaire
    Hey, nice to have found this place where I'm not the minority anymore (at least not in here) as I represent 1 out of only about 12 guys in my 125 student ADN class here in Las Vegas. Now, being single, I can't say I have much of a problem with that ratio, it's just that at times it had left me wondering if this new career path was the most appropriate one. And, I think an argument can be made, that when it comes to some aspects of nursing--such as those tasks requiring a high degree of nurturing and therapeutic communication--that it can be a struggle for a guy, as we ain't born with that gene. I swear, it's got to be developed. :chuckle

    Well, with one semester in and three to go, I've definitely come to realize this was the correct choice for me as the opportunities and paths this can lead to are endless. And, it seems only fair to say, that although this may not be the least stressful job around, it's one of the few where you can go home each night and know that in some small way, you were able to make a difference.

    So, just wanted to send my salutations and wish of good luck to all of you!
    Last edit by mtnaire on Jul 19, '04
  12. by   NateP
    Hey Fellas!

    New to the boards here at allnurses.com. I'm another Dad who is answering the call to nursing. Starting this fall->Associates ->BSN -> MSN(Nurse Anesthesia). Good luck to all and looking forward to talking to you guys.
    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?
  13. by   Kabin
    Quote from NateP
    Hey Fellas!

    New to the boards here at allnurses.com. I'm another Dad who is answering the call to nursing. Starting this fall->Associates ->BSN -> MSN(Nurse Anesthesia). Good luck to all and looking forward to talking to you guys.
    Good luck to you too! That looks like a heck of a degree path. That has to be the first nurse assoc-> bsn -> anethesia path that I've heard of.

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