The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 59

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   chiroptera99
    Hey there. I am in my last semester of my 2 year program and we started off with 4 guys out of a class of 32, now there are 2 guys in a class of 20 some odd students.
  2. by   AlwazAmbitious
    We're making our presence known guys; not in big numbers but definitely everyone is aware. I don't want to sound sexist but I've heard that the nursing schools tend to put a little more priority in excepting males and students with the highest gpa first.
  3. by   AlwazAmbitious
    Quote from lector
    Me too im also a student nurse here in the philippines and still an aspiring student to be working in the US or at Europe.By the way guys here in the University where im in isnt that too crowded by females but by males too...my class is composed of 29 females and 18 males...im on my sophomore yrs now....
    Hi Lector, I'm here in the US but have been to the phils a few times within the last 3 yrs. I always see so many nursing students male and female at the mall when I'm there. I know a few nurses from the phils. that came here to the US and they had to go back to school for about 6 months to a yr before they could get their license here. What's that all about? Is there a different program there? Are there different requirements there also?
  4. by   AlwazAmbitious
    Quote from mfdteacher
    I've been the guy in nursing for over 20 years. The stories I could tell....Just keep at it and be ready for anything. After a while, you'll be treated (by your peers) as one of the girls. It gets really interesting.
    Being a guy in the nursing field for so long I know you have many interesting situations and a lot of drama. I know how women can be especially when you put so many together at one time. Are they really asking you to lift many patients?....tell me what's really going on? lol
  5. by   Traj
    Sup chumps and chumpetz... Im Traj a spanish-asian dude... im 3rd year nurse student.. I always thought nursing are for chicks and yes it is for chicks.. but who cares what the heck it is, i dont give damn bout that... it's all about the money baby... 50,000 dollars anually... thats fine with me you see coming from where i come from when i can barely earn 2 bucks a day... damn..
  6. by   BrandonNE
    Hey all...I am 25 years old, a customer service rep for an internet company, and completely bored. I have been thinking for a while of my old goals during high school and college (graduated with a psych BA), about wanted to do important work, yadda yadda. All the ideological stuff young idealists think about. I have become increasingly frustrated with the sit-in-front-of-the-computer-for-8-hours world, and I am very interesting in becoming an RN. I have heard a LOT of horror stories here and elsewhere about the job - anybody here, as a student, have any insight into this career path, from a student perspective? My options are limited due to money, so an accelerated BSN program is what I am going for.
  7. by   Blue_eyes
    Whats up Bro's! Im 21 and Im in my second year with only a year and a half to go! :hatparty: I don't know about you guys but all my friends rag me about being a nurse, I swear one more Focker joke and some one is gonna die, any ways so I walk in to my frist class...and its all girls...and it got even better im the only guy. ha ha ha :chuckle im sure there are disadvantges but right now im not seeing any.
    AND Brandon man i feel ya on the money situation, I left home 3 days after high school ended and Ive been working two jobs and going to school but also live in my own apartment with no roomies!(they suck) so finac. wize i don't have many options and Im always barley making rent. But it will be worth it all when I grad. So man if I were you Id go for it I mean you already know that what your doing is not making you happy bro. unhappy job=unhappy life
    Last edit by Blue_eyes on Sep 7, '05
  8. by   Orffy
    Hi guys! >.O Another male nursing student here to be added to the list. I'm a second year student ( again ) in Ontario, Canada. Yeah, too much distractions last year ><. I learned my lesson now... I hope. And about the male to female nursing student ratio, it is about 20:200 for first and second year at my school. Not sure about 3rd and 4th year though.

    Anyway, nice to "meet" you all! >.O

    Edit: Ooo forgot to include my age. I just turned 21 recently. ^^ Single ^^; I've um... kinda lost "appetite" for most people in my classes, and most of them are females. I kinda agree with the gossip thing someone here mentioned earlier. Male nursing students seems to be much nicer in my classes, IMO. So err.... boys, yes please! :imbar
    Last edit by Orffy on Sep 9, '05
  9. by   MikeChou-UAB
    Wassup Peeps!

    I'm Michael, currently taking my BSN in UAB Birmingham Alabama...happy to c and hear that u guys hav a "Guy's Club"...Keep it real and let the chat and action begin!

    I'm in my first year inNursing skool, so a freshie I guess...what can I expect in Nursing Skool...I'm clueless....details anyone I need details!

    Tell me where ur workin at or studying...wann get to know more people...that'll be great!


    Thx and Outta Here!
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 11, '05 : Reason: Last Name removed
  10. by   Balder_LPN
    I am 39 and doing LPN school first then ADN, then BSN. The only other guy in my class is about my sons age (21)
  11. by   MikeChou-UAB
    Quote from krismoa
    I am 39 and doing LPN school first then ADN, then BSN. The only other guy in my class is about my sons age (21)
    Hey Krismoa,

    I was just wondering, how do you obtain a LPN certification, how does it work?
    Do you need to go college to get LPN of is it a self study kind of thing?

    I'd actually thinking of doin' a LPN before BSN?
    Any trainning required?

    Michael :spin:
  12. by   hanex
    holla peeps!

    im 27 y.o. & nursing is my second course. im in 3rd yr now.

    glad to be here.
  13. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from MikeChou-UAB
    Hey Krismoa,

    I was just wondering, how do you obtain a LPN certification, how does it work?
    Do you need to go college to get LPN of is it a self study kind of thing?

    I'd actually thinking of doin' a LPN before BSN?
    Any trainning required?

    Michael :spin:
    In WA you must be a graduate of a certified LPN school (mine is a part time 2 1/2 yr program with no school in summer) before the State board will allow you to take the NCLEX to get those letters LPN, these courses are usually at Community or technical colleges.

    Then you take a few more prereqs and goto an RN course. then a bit more course work and BSN!!

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