The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 42

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   notamannurseanymoRCC
    I just wanted to ask why you e1 chose nursing instead of another health care field, like medicine or something else?
  2. by   danu3
    Quote from notamannurseanymoRCC
    I just wanted to ask why you e1 chose nursing instead of another health care field, like medicine or something else?
    Hello, I am another new guy here. I notice a few people are from the computer field also like me. Have any of you who are from the computer field look into Nursing Informatics?

    Medicine takes too long for me. Also in medicine you are really a specialist at the biological level (exception probably will be psychiatry). Nursing involve learning the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual level of a person which attracts me as I feel at home dealing with the whole person. Also it is a matter of different focus, medicine focuses on curing and nursing focuses on caring and a good health system needs both. I am more interesting in the caring aspect, guess because I cared for my aged mother for many years before she died.

    -Dan
  3. by   danu3
    Quote from Chevelle
    Please don't be mad, but I wanted to share a link with you incase you didn't know about it...



    Ok, I am outta here-please accept my apologies for posting in here.
    I thought this thread is for people who are interested in the male nursing culture? So that means females can join too.

    This reminded my of the Asian club I belong to in high school. Our presendent was African American! We actually did not really notice that he was not Asian because we grew up together. Anyway, instead of having the club open for Asian only, it was open to anyone who has an interest in Asian culture.

    -Dan
  4. by   piper_for_hire
    I'm about 1/3 thru my nursing program and I was a software developer in my previous life. I had a nursing informatics class as part of my program and I looked into the field. Lots of opportunity out there - mostly because the informatics people are nurses with limited technical experience. The people who taught my class were very enthusiastic, but got many of their facts completely wrong due to lack of practical experience. I think it would be an easy transition after three or four years of nursing experience.

    -S
  5. by   Kabin
    I'm not familar with this area, but I'd be concerned about specializing in any field that could be farmed out to cheap hired help from abroad. As as extreme example, I understand that even radiology has been farmed out abroad.
  6. by   malenurse1
    Quote from notamannurseanymoRCC
    I just wanted to ask why you e1 chose nursing instead of another health care field, like medicine or something else?
    When I was applying to school, I asked the Patholigist that I worked for to write a letter of recommendation for me. He asked me why I wanted to go into nursing instead of medicine as he felt I would make a good MD. My response to him was that I want to care for people, and as a nurse I can do that. MD's cannot. He wrote a glowing letter, and I am now half way through school.
  7. by   mtnaire
    Quote from danu3
    Hello, I am another new guy here. I notice a few people are from the computer field also like me. Have any of you who are from the computer field look into Nursing Informatics?
    So, nursing is where we find ourselves once the market goes flat and we come to realize that our former IPO hopes had been squashed faster than a cockroach shown before the light, while knowing there must be something more meaningful to life than a 60+ hour work week centered around building the next bigger and better widget. Alas, I too am a former tech industry drone, having been a marketing programs manager in San Jose during the boom. Anyhow, "Nursing Informatics," sounds interesting, yet this is the first I've heard of it. I went to www.nursing-informatics.net only to find no real meaningful or descriptive definition. Please, enlighten me.
    Last edit by mtnaire on Jul 25, '04
  8. by   danu3
    Quote from mtnaire
    So, nursing is where we find ourselves once the market goes flat and we come to realize that our former IPO hopes had been squashed faster than a cockroach shown before the light, while knowing there must be something more meaningful to life than a 60+ hour work week centered around building the next bigger and better widget. Alas, I too am a former tech industry drone, having been a marketing programs manager in San Jose during the boom. Anyhow, "Nursing Informatics," sounds interesting, yet this is the first I've heard of it. I went to www.nursing-informatics.net only to find no real meaningful or descriptive definition. Please, enlighten me.
    Take a looks at http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...nformatics.php

    It is a relatively new field as you can see, there are less than 20 schools that offer it. It looks like UCSF stop offering it. But USF still offers it.

    Basically it is a combination of nursing, computer science, and information science depending on the school you go to. As far as my understanding goes (which is limited), it involve designing informational system for nurses so that things can be done more efficiently, more accurately (reduce mistake which can be life and death), and so on so that the nurse can deliver a higher quality care to the patient.

    -Dan
  9. by   mtnaire
    Quote from danu3
    Take a looks at http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...nformatics.php

    It is a relatively new field as you can see, there are less than 20 schools that offer it. It looks like UCSF stop offering it. But USF still offers it.

    Basically it is a combination of nursing, computer science, and information science depending on the school you go to. As far as my understanding goes (which is limited), it involve designing informational system for nurses so that things can be done more efficiently, more accurately (reduce mistake which can be life and death), and so on so that the nurse can deliver a higher quality care to the patient.

    -Dan

    Wow, interesting to see this as a sub-discipline to nursing, which could make for a great bridge between the two fields. Thanks for the info, I'm going to have to watch this one.
  10. by   MichaelSSSS
    I'm one of three guys in my nursing program of about 50. Well, maybe there are four of us - I forget.
  11. by   baburton
    Hi!
    I will graduate soon from the largest nursing school in the country. I am one of 5 men in my class of 110. Isn't that sad? It is a benefit to me, I guess. I really hate it sometimes though. Many patients tell me it's "cute" i'm in nursing school. 4 years to be cute!

    have a good day!
    Bradley


    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?
  12. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from baburton
    ... will graduate soon from the largest nursing school in the country...
    Curious what school that is. Thanks!

    And congrats in advance!
  13. by   The.Maestro


    just getting started on the prereqs, looking forward to a huge waiting period , but it'll be worth it.

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