The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 45

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   agent
    I finally start anatomy today.
  2. by   malenurse1
    Quote from agent
    I finally start anatomy today.
    Great! You are on your way now! Good luck. :hatparty:
  3. by   agent
    Thanks
  4. by   mtnaire
    Quote from creeper
    Yeah here's another guy going into nursing. Coming from an analytical instrumentation background (mass spectroscopy) to nursing, we'll see how this adventure goes...
    No worries mate, my first job after obtaining my BA was working as a GC/GCMS lab tech in the environmental field, got bored, switched to marketing during the dotcom craze, only to wind up unemployed and am now in my second semester of an ADN program. It's been a wild and ride, but if your heart and mind are in it, this looks to be a great career with almost endless opportunities. Good luck to you.
  5. by   freelancer
    I think i'll see you there.

    Know what? when i started my BSN in Manila Doctors College (Nursing school) We (straight guys) were like ten in the batch of 250. Can you imagine that??? But hey! we may be the minority, but its a good thing that we stick together. And the saying is formed that "birds of the same feather makes the bird stronger"...
  6. by   streetdoc
    hey all,


    just wanted to say hey and hopefully find some advice on taking these tests in class. I did ok on my first and bombed my second. I really don't know where to begin to look other than to myself. I read the chapters three times and did the review questions which are nclex type questions. Our instructor seemed to throw the info at us. Anyway, If anyone can advise plese do so. If all else fails I can stay on the ambulance.


    thanks.
    streetdoc
  7. by   mtnaire
    Quote from streetdoc
    hey all,


    just wanted to say hey and hopefully find some advice on taking these tests in class. I did ok on my first and bombed my second. I really don't know where to begin to look other than to myself. I read the chapters three times and did the review questions which are nclex type questions. Our instructor seemed to throw the info at us. Anyway, If anyone can advise plese do so. If all else fails I can stay on the ambulance.


    thanks.
    streetdoc

    Too many unknowns in your post to answer your question in detail, but if the questions are NCLEX based, chances are the trap you're falling into is one that is common with these types of questions...there is usually more than one right answer, it's just that one may be more relevant, and therefore, the correct choice. Also, look back at the one's you missed and try to see where you went wrong, chances are you'll start to see trends in your answers, and possibly be able to avoid answering the same way with future questions that are phrased similarly.

    As for NCLEX questions with multiple correct answers, here's one: "antiembolic stockings are applied in the immediate postoperative period to:" A) Prevent pulmonary emboli B) Prevent venous stasis C) To aid in healing D) To support surgical incisions

    Although "A" is an appropriate answer, "B" is the better choice and therefore the correct answer, d/t venous stasis resulting in the formation of pulmonary emboli. It's the cart before the horse sort of speak.

    Another tip, always remember your ABCs...protect that airway first (when appropriate) before attempting other interventions.

    Hope this may help...
  8. by   manna
    Quote from Soonstudent
    I'm curious, how do you not work at all and jus attend school. I've planed on working at least part time through out school. Just wondering how you girls do it. Thanks Brandon
    Scholarships, loans, grants, and a lot of support from a very wonderful family! Life is expensive, kids even more so... so I'm still very stressed about money. It seems like with nursing school, the expenses just never end. Somehow, I'm supposed to come up with $125 (by yesterday), yet we don't get our financial aid refunds until 9/10. Maybe for those whose Mom and Dad are paying the way that's not an issue, but for me - it's a crisis situation.

    How are you liking anatomy, Agent?
  9. by   iballjay
    First I worked in restaurants....... then for a telecom..... then I drove big 18 wheelers.... then insurance... now I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
    Heh.

    I'm a 27 y/o male, who just finished his first week of class working towards an ADN. One week down, about three more years to go. yippie!!!!


    -j
  10. by   smj67
    Hey, Good luck in your pursuit in nursing! I'm only a class away from entry to the ADN program (long waiting list). But anyway, in advice to your question, which seems to be exam related, critical thinking is the answer I have found to be the best way for better exam performance. Most exams are pretty much designed, not just questions thrown on a piece of paper. Review the question, think about what is being asked, in what context is the question posed, and what is the correct response for the question given. Don't fight the question. Sounds simple?? Luck! -John, CMA

    Quote from streetdoc
    hey all,


    just wanted to say hey and hopefully find some advice on taking these tests in class. I did ok on my first and bombed my second. I really don't know where to begin to look other than to myself. I read the chapters three times and did the review questions which are nclex type questions. Our instructor seemed to throw the info at us. Anyway, If anyone can advise plese do so. If all else fails I can stay on the ambulance.


    thanks.
    streetdoc
  11. by   SandraCVRN
    Great thread. My husband just started A&P this semester and should start nursing classes next fall. He will be 50 when he graduates.

    Question for the moderators?????????

    How about making a forum for the men? Not that the men need to be separated from the women but just to make it easier, heck each state has it's own forum.

    Sorry if this was already mentioned but I've only read about 6 pages of posts so far.
    Last edit by SandraCVRN on Sep 10, '04 : Reason: spelling
  12. by   SandraCVRN
    Quote from mfdteacher
    Most docs, after they figure out that you're not intimidated, don't hassle you at all. However, there will always be those who are threatened no matter what your job classification. You just have to get over "the doc is God" thing and then you can work with almost anyone. They too are only human like you, and we all make mistakes. Some might even bridge the gap and become real friends.
    In my experience "most" docs don't hassle anyone. Being intimidated about calling/dealing with docs is just part of the learning curve, which IMO usually has more to do with age then gender. I work with 2 guys, the one that graduated last year still doesn't like having to "bother" the docs, I say we're not bothering them, just doing our job and calling them so they can do their job.
  13. by   Sailorboy
    Quote from Sandra2003RN
    Great thread. My husband just started A&P this semester and should start nursing classes next fall. He will be 50 when he graduates.

    Question for the moderators?????????

    How about making a forum for the men? Not the the men need to be separated from the women but just to make it easier, heck each state has it's own forum.

    Sorry if this was already mentioned but I've only read about 6 pages of posts so far.
    I start my nursing classes in 6 weeks and will be 52 when I graduate. Good luck to you and your husband. I loved A&P and am in micro now at night.

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