The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 48

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   iballjay
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't understand why you added your sexuality to your bio/intro. Who cares. And yes, it would have been more appropriate to say you were a male and had a husband.
    It's about as rediculous as saying, "hi, I'm black".

    Come on..
    : p

    That aside, welcome! : )

    -j

    Quote from rickybear

    I think it's comical that when people say...things like this, they immediately do exactly what say they don't mean to do. Apparently you care enough to point it out and get on a high horse telling me it's not something I should mention....so you tell me. Heterosexual is the default assumption, if you are straight you don't have to mention it. But several men here have mentioned their wives and kids. ( personally glad to hear it ) If I had instead just mentioned my husband would that have been better? ( guess some might have even thought I was a woman...( no insult to the fairer sex ) Perhaps instead of trying to make everyone conform to your sensibilities, It would serve you better to keeping your own side of the street clean. But that's my advice, take what you want and leave the rest.



    Just a suggestion...



    Ricky



  2. by   kk8j
    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?
    yes there R 10 weeks ago I couldent even spell nursing student now I R one My class started with 5 male students with a total of 70 now we is 4 one dpopped any way we is out here. KK8J
  3. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from DannyD
    I'm currently taking Physical examination & Health Assessment class. I really have a hard time with the exam format (case scenerio with 4 possible answers). The choices are really close in meanings. The professor keeps saying that "we have to apply everything I've taught to find the right answer". The average grade for the class of the first exam is a C. The professor seemed to get irritated when we asked her why she chose answer "A" or answer "B". Her rationale was vague and confused the hell out of us. Anyhow, anyone of you have any tips or tricks to help me out? Thanks
    Danny,
    The best way to learn how to answer these questions correctly is to get an NCLEX-format study guide and practice with critical thinking questions and rationales. After a while you'll find that you get better at it.
  4. by   kk8j
    Quote from Tony35NYC
    Danny,
    The best way to learn how to answer these questions correctly is to get an NCLEX-format study guide and practice with critical thinking questions and rationales. After a while you'll find that you get better at it.
    Thanks Tony.
  5. by   DannyD
    Thanks Tony. I bought the Saunders Nclex-RN review book and it helped a whole lot.
  6. by   saltydad
    I'm a 57 year old father of an 18 year old son in college. I'm in an ADN as career change. Was an Army medic too many years ago!
  7. by   SpecificNorthWest
    Hello,

    I'm a 33 year old loooking to get into an RN-ADN program. I'm working on various courses now and volunteeing. I was thinking of completing a 3 month CNA program to get some more experience and increase my chances of getting into an RN program. Anyone have any experiences with this?
    I'm aware that the CNAs don't do everything the RNs do, I see them the days I volunteer. But I have to imagine it is valuable.
    I'm also considering pursuing the Masters when I am done with the RN. I already have a BS in Biology and the NP degree sounds useful. I havn't seen too many posters here saying much about NP however....
  8. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from DannyD
    Thanks Tony. I bought the Saunders Nclex-RN review book and it helped a whole lot.

    Danny,
    That's great. What stage of the nursing program are you in now?
  9. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from SpecificNorthWest
    Hello,

    I'm a 33 year old loooking to get into an RN-ADN program. I'm working on various courses now and volunteeing. I was thinking of completing a 3 month CNA program to get some more experience and increase my chances of getting into an RN program. Anyone have any experiences with this?
    I'm aware that the CNAs don't do everything the RNs do, I see them the days I volunteer. But I have to imagine it is valuable.
    I'm also considering pursuing the Masters when I am done with the RN. I already have a BS in Biology and the NP degree sounds useful. I havn't seen too many posters here saying much about NP however....
    Hey, Northwest:
    The CNA course will help you out a lot in the nursing fundamentals clinicals because you'll already know all the basic stuff like pt safety, pt hygienic care, how to do vitals, etc. I know that LPNs usually have an advantage when it comes to getting into the RN program I'm in, but I don't think they give the same consideration to CNAs. Check with the ADN program you're thinking about applying to about their entrance requirements. I doubt any RN program is easy to get into, but your degree in biology might work to your advantage since most programs have natural science and math prerequisites. You might find that there's a waiting list, but don't be discouraged by that.

    Depending on who you talk to you'll get different opinions about becoming an NP. Many RN students I know say they can't be bothered with grad school because nursing school was more than enough stress for them. It really depends on what you want and how much time and $$$ you have to invest in your career. If you eventually plan to teach or practice at a more advanced level, then I would say go for the NP because it gives you more career options. There are lotsa people on here who are NPs so maybe a few of them will jump in and tell you about their experiences.
  10. by   StarOcean318
    Hey guys! My name is David and I am a senior in high school and I really think that my calling in life is to become a nurse. The thing is, people don't really cheer me on in becoming a nurse. How do I overcome this? Also, how do I know that this is the profession for me? It makes me mad I really want to be a CNA but I cant find a program! If anyone is willing to share their story how they became a Nurse or help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
  11. by   danu3
    Quote from StarOcean318
    Hey guys! My name is David and I am a senior in high school and I really think that my calling in life is to become a nurse. The thing is, people don't really cheer me on in becoming a nurse. How do I overcome this? Also, how do I know that this is the profession for me? It makes me mad I really want to be a CNA but I cant find a program! If anyone is willing to share their story how they became a Nurse or help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
    You probably want to educate yourself about the nursing profession first. A good place to start is to go to http://www.discovernursing.com and look at the over 100 nursing profiles. Also look at all the different specialties.

    Then see if you can get "Majoring Nursing - From Prerequisites to Postgraduate Study and Beyond" by Janet Katz from your local library or something.

    In terms of getting support from other people, you really need to find out the reasons they are not supportive (look at it as practicing your listening skills and critical thinking skills as a nurse) in the first place before you can address it. For example, do they even know what modern nursing actually does? Are the people who is not supporting you because of their image of nursing or because you are male? Those are different reasons.

    Pick up a few interesting things about the nursing field and start a conversation like did you know there are specialize nursing areas like Nursing Attorney, Nursing Informatics, Forensic(sp) Nursing, Flight nursing, ... etc. Or did you know nurses can get a Ph.D. in nursing. Or certain nurse specialty at the graduate level can prescribe meds? You get the idea.

    -Dan
  12. by   puzzledsheep
    hey heres another male!!!! i'm doing a pre nursing here in ireland, small group, only 6 but i'm the only guy! yu can have a bit of fun with the women though!!! still nice to see a few males on the site! i was feeling knida intimidated!!!!
    Last edit by puzzledsheep on Nov 18, '04 : Reason: word left out and sounds stupid without it!!!
  13. by   puzzledsheep
    Quote from StarOcean318
    Hey guys! My name is David and I am a senior in high school and I really think that my calling in life is to become a nurse. The thing is, people don't really cheer me on in becoming a nurse. How do I overcome this? Also, how do I know that this is the profession for me? It makes me mad I really want to be a CNA but I cant find a program! If anyone is willing to share their story how they became a Nurse or help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
    Hey the slagging i get for doing this isn't funny, but if it's really wha yu want, yu'll do it, trust me/! yu jus gotta get into the frame of mind that 'i don't care what anyone thinks, if i want it i gotta go for it!' Evan my girlfriend is being a b***h bout me doing this!!! but hey, yu gotta get on with it! (as well as that, JUS THINK of all the girls that yu'll be with every day for 4 years):chuckle (HE-HE):chuckle

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