The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 50

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 shifting fields because I don't have the funds or the interest to stay in stride with the tech sector (certs. etc.). Also because it's not a viable enough career field.. I can't stand worrying about my job and it will be outsourced/illiminated.

    Nursing looks like it'll prove to be far more satisfying to me, with a more meaningful sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

    I also like the idea, that if I want to move to where ever, I can take my job with me.

    -j


    Quote from puzzledsheep
    Yea it's actually interesting how many of us have come from a computer background! i'm gonna start a lil poll, if yu changed from a computer background, Why did yu?
    For me it was beacause i wanted something extra from a job! and i've always wanted to go into the healthcare profession, so idecided it was time to go for it!!!! how bout yu guys?
  2. by   iballjay
    I /wish/ I was doing my prehealth in ireland.. heh

    -j



    Quote from 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!!!!
  3. by   bcjams
    I grad in 7 days/ or 21 hours from San Antonio college ADN

    Our Class is 140 and about 20 are men.

    I am an 6yr LVN and see about a 10-15% male staff in our hospital. Most of the male employees are in ancillary services RT PT Tech patho ect....with lots of them taking advantage of our hospital program to pay for RN education in exhange for 3 years service.

    I love the science. If you know your patho and your pharm then you will always know what to do..just think it out...fast....its like race car driving ...takes skill and thinking fast.....

    I love it.....even after 6 yrs.

    I think some of the ladies just whine too much about having to work hard under difficult conditions.... guys thrive in this setting....sorta like a war zone....or football....or team volleyball

    aint all yall girls doing that but you know the ones i talking about....sheesh you'd think some of these girls were thinking this was a TV show or something.

    nursing is high tech hardwork for really smart people with real lives in the balance....
  4. by   polaris2000uk
    Don't be so narrow minded, they don't just talk about hair and nails, they talk about shopping too.

    Paul.


    Quote from DMR1
    hey

    I'm 18 and Im starting the NEPS program in a few weeks (Nursing Education program of Saskatchewan)

    I'm taking 4 year course, then working in the ER or as a Perioperative RN for a few years, then I plan to continue my education with a little experience behind me and become a Nurse Practitioner

    I'm glad to see so many guys on this board. I am totally FREAKED out that I will be alone in my nursing classes (we have 250 seats, only 12 are guys) and I don't want to sit by myself everyday because I don't want to talk about hair or nails.

    Hopefully I'll meet some girls who watch CFL lol. I'm sure there are going to be plenty of people in the my classes that I'll get along with.

    Good luck to everyone.
  5. by   polaris2000uk
    Hey Guys,

    Glad to see this thread here. I am a first year Nursing student, formerly an HCA, a ratio of 8 to 90 doing diploma Nursing training at uni.

    Do all you guys get the following situations happening.

    *** slapping by female Healthcare professionals?

    References to 'you've got a big strong man washing you today, doris/ethel/winifred, aren't you lucky!

    A dangerous feeling of dread and forboding at certain times of the month in wards.

    Will buy you all a beer at some point.

    Paul.
  6. by   polaris2000uk
    i wonder if it lets you say arse?
  7. by   bcjams
    I googles a pic of your hair polaris... I suggest you listen to the girls...and let them take you shopping.
  8. by   medic78
    I'm glad to see someone around my age...I'm 53 and will be done in May will take the test for my RN. It was something I wanted to do many years ago, but because of raising a family, good job, ect. it was always on the back burner! I have no regrets with the change of career.
    Quote from hsg1
    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!
  9. by   saltydad
    Quote from medic78
    I'm glad to see someone around my age...I'm 53 and will be done in May will take the test for my RN. It was something I wanted to do many years ago, but because of raising a family, good job, ect. it was always on the back burner! I have no regrets with the change of career.
    I wonder how many former military medics/corpsman there are who go on for their RN. I was Army from 66 to 71. I was VERY hesitant about going back to school (would the old grey matter work as well?), but found that I did better on my prereqs than I had done back in the 60s. I guess maturity counts for something besides a 10% discount on the earlybird special I start my clinical rotations in January; can't wait! Good luck on your exam.
    Howard
  10. by   puzzledsheep
    Quote from polaris2000uk
    Don't be so narrow minded, they don't just talk about hair and nails, they talk about shopping too.

    Paul.
    Hehe! and don't forget shoes!!! oh and wha b%$+%!&s men can be!!!! ah only kiddin girls, it woouldn't be da same without ya's!!!!
  11. by   anonymurse
    I was the only guy at my hospital RN class orientation!
  12. by   blee1
    Hello, just thought I'd say whats up to the rest of men in this forum (and I guess the women too, ), nah haha. Hopefully will start at the Univ. of Hawaii next year...
  13. by   gaylordfauker
    Out of like 120 students in my program theres only 7 guys. I love it!. I am currently on a med/surg floor but im looking forward to OB next semester. All i can say to you other guys is if you wanna make your life a whole lot easier while in school buy a pda or pocket pc and update it w/ drug guides and any other programs you can fit. Its worth its weight in gold.

    " One semesters tuition for Nursing school 5,000$, 10 books form the school bookstore 700$ , one set of scrubs 45.00$, breakfast and a coffee before clinical 8.75$, the smell of your first soap suds enema.....priceless.

    Chris from connecticut
    24 year old turbo

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