The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 46

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   SandraCVRN
    Quote from septicwad
    I was a medic in the Army so I'm very comfortable in the clinicals. The hardest thing about nursing school is listening to the complaining from the younger students and the liberal rants from the instructors.
    Hubby was an EMT and AF medic (RET) and I hear the same thing from him all the time.
  2. by   SandraCVRN
    Quote from rollingstone
    Well John, the "travel nurse thing" is great. Wife and me spending the winter in Tucson and next winter plan on Hawaii. Winter after that she wants to go to Orlando. Welcome aboard!
    This is what hubby & I plan after he graduates and gets a little bedside experience.
  3. by   arial143
    I am not of the male gender, but i commend you and all you other guys for sticking with it. I think that having guys in healthcare is great. I'm a senior nursing student and unfortunately my class doesn't have any but the next class has i think 4 out of 34 students. i go to a small privite college (university in january) and the program is like 5-6 years new.

    one of my best clinical learning experiences was with my first "male nurse" he's from africa and man is he REALLY good at what he does. i wanted to recruit him to come to our school and teach us. first time any of the other students met him we all agreed that he was amazing at what he does and in teaching us.

    i think every year there will be more and more guy nurses as awareness of "not JUST being a womans profession." Hospitals are looking to hire more and more male nurses because of demand.

    just wanted to say keep up the good work and may God bless your future in nursing.

    -arial143
  4. by   agent
    Manna my anatomy class is great!

    It's kinda tough balancing it with DePaul but im doing mkay

    I had my first lab practical exam and scored ten points above the class average
  5. by   malenurse1
    Quote from agent
    Manna my anatomy class is great!

    It's kinda tough balancing it with DePaul but im doing mkay

    I had my first lab practical exam and scored ten points above the class average
    Great Job!!! :hatparty: Keep up the good work! Make a mental note of how good this feels so if you run into one of those times (and we all have them) where you want to chuck it all and become a lumberjack (thats what I tell everyone I am gonna do), you can look back and say it isn't all bad. Then remind yourself you CAN do this!
  6. by   arial143
    anatomy was so much fun. oh and you do use it during your core nursing classes. just fyi. lab was awesome. we had fetal pigs and then lamp eyes, brains, and hearts.

    anyways, hey do any of your schools use cadavers (spelling?)???

    i have my first midterm tomorrow in OB. YIKES!!!
    Good luck all in studys and clinicals

    arial143
  7. by   NurseMac
    Hello all!

    I'm new to this forum - and new to nursing. I started my nursing program last month - Entry Level MSN. So much study crammed into such an amazingly short period. It's exhausting but the best part is the clinical rotation. This semester we get one full day a week working in a mental health setting. One of the nurses on the ward I was observing was a guy who graduated from my program ten years ago which I thought was pretty cool.

    Anyway, just thought I'd say hi.

    Regards,

    NurseMac

    Ps. Yup - we had cadavers in anatomy class. If you can, tutor anatomy the semester after you have taken it. That's what I did and it really made it all stick in my brain much more than just doing the class and taking the tests.
  8. by   arial143
    -Psych rotation was interesting. my favorite parts were the children and adolescent units and the detox facility we went to. have fun!!! i starts peds in 2 weeks.

    oh...and i passed my OB midterm. YEAH!!! we have to have an 80% passing grade on everything we do and above a 3.0 GPA. what are the rest of your programs like?

    I probably should find another forum so you guys can have your "quality" time together.

    bye
  9. by   iballjay
    I didn't even know lamps /had/ eyes : p

    -j



    Quote from arial143
    anatomy was so much fun. oh and you do use it during your core nursing classes. just fyi. lab was awesome. we had fetal pigs and then lamp eyes, brains, and hearts.

    anyways, hey do any of your schools use cadavers (spelling?)???

    i have my first midterm tomorrow in OB. YIKES!!!
    Good luck all in studys and clinicals

    arial143
  10. by   DannyD
    Nurses, I need to interview an FNP for my Professional nursing role class. If anyone can help, please email me at exusmc26@hotmail.com. You only have to answer 5 questions and a short background description about yourself. No phone conversation needed
    Thanks
  11. by   nyforlove
    Hi Guys,
    I love this website--just discovered it several days ago--it's been so helpful--here's the skinny on me--a 38 year-old male lawyer/accountant in NYC who has decided to get an accelerated BSN--my mom's an RN, sister-in-law a nurse anesthesist (sorry for spelling), and several friends are RNs...will take some excelsior exams this fall and apply for summer '05 admission in NYC--would love to meet up with other students in the NYC area to shoot the breeze, compare notes as we progress...I know admission is competitive for the accelerated programs, so I'll apply for several--Downstate, Stonybrook, Pace...Thanks again for this great site.
  12. by   malenurse1
    Quote from nyforlove
    Hi Guys,
    I love this website--just discovered it several days ago--it's been so helpful--here's the skinny on me--a 38 year-old male lawyer/accountant in NYC who has decided to get an accelerated BSN--my mom's an RN, sister-in-law a nurse anesthesist (sorry for spelling), and several friends are RNs...will take some excelsior exams this fall and apply for summer '05 admission in NYC--would love to meet up with other students in the NYC area to shoot the breeze, compare notes as we progress...I know admission is competitive for the accelerated programs, so I'll apply for several--Downstate, Stonybrook, Pace...Thanks again for this great site.
    Wow! Lawyer, accountant, and now a Nurse! Not only do you sound smart, but motivated to the thought of life as a life-long learning journey! Good luck with school and welcome to the guys club! :hatparty:
  13. by   nyforlove
    Quote from malenurse1
    Wow! Lawyer, accountant, and now a Nurse! Not only do you sound smart, but motivated to the thought of life as a life-long learning journey! Good luck with school and welcome to the guys club! :hatparty:
    I start volunteering next week at a NYC hospital 4 hours/week--this is all happening so quickly!

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