The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 65

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   Mr_Nurse
    Hey yall. 28 yr old here going for BSN. I'm finishing my Junior yr at a 3 year clinical college in Atlanta, GA. ALso one of the few in my class. 6 out of 136.
    The odds are great but I've been with the same females for 2 years now...I can't wait to get done and find fresh faces. No one loves women like I love women....
  2. by   Tadek
    Hey! I'm on 2nd year nursing study on Medical University of Wrocław (Breslau). On forum for the first time. Also 26 yr old, not single, not married (yet). Here in Poland (do You now where it is?) we've got the same problem; not enough guys to complete even 1 soccer team! 7 guys to ca.100 girls. However this situation has many good sites. I've heard that in Italy is "normal" ca. 50% male / 50%female. Anyone knows how it is in Japan?
  3. by   cranium
    New here to the nursing world. Just passed my Nclex-Pn, and looking foward to moving on to RN.
  4. by   nicemood
    i am a male student. i am so exited and happy.I got accepted to a nursing program in a community college in ny. i will start in september for fall. i heard is a tough program . is any one has an advice what to do to keep up in the program and how to study. i am new to this site
    good luck for all u male nurse
    any male nurse or student in ny city
  5. by   firstaiddave907
    hi all i am a male student in a medical assistant program and after i become an MA then ill eather go for my LPN or my RN.
  6. by   RNIZER3000
    hey nicemood...i have just completed my 1st year of nursing school, adn program in nh, and my best advice is that i hope you got your all prereqs done and that your life is in order. if your working close to 40 hours a week it is going to be a struggle. as far as keeping up in the class each and every week do all the readings, review the notes, and master it as if you had a weekly test. reread your notes every night so that it becomes almost second nature...doing so will only give you the basic factual information that will aid in you in critical thinking that will require all the information you leanred to make the appropriate intervention, diagnoses, assessment, lab value check, or med during the test. i had a hard time but after developing the discipline midway through the second semester my first test scores 80 and 71.2 were enhanced by an 85, 94.2, and a 90 on the final for a final grade of 84. shedule weekly office visits with your clinical instructor whenever possible so that you may ask him/her what exactly they want for paperwork, (care plans, fhps, and process recordings) and how to do them correctly. all this may sound a little intimidating but i was a 4.0 student going into the program, working full-time, and i needed to cut my hours to less than 20 hrs per week, if that, just to keep up with the hours of needed studying, paperwork, clinicals, lectures, homework, and life). i wish you the best...the hardest thing about 1st semester is getting over the shock of realizing what you have just commited yourself to for the next 2 grueling years. don't forget to party hard after taking a test to keep your sanity intact and to remind yourself self that life in nursing school isn't all hell:angryfire !!!
  7. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from rnizer3000
    ...my best advice is that i hope you got your all prereqs done...
    i've got most of my pre-reqs done. everything except for a&p (i finishing now and ii is early summer '06), chemistry (taking fall '06 in my 1st semester of nursing school) and micro (targeted for summer '07) transferred from my previous bs. i've been thinking about seeing if i could take micro during the spring '07 semester so as to free the entire '07 summer up for an externship. don't have to work so all my time will go toward class, studying and clinicals. and oh yeah, driving to and from school....
  8. by   RNIZER3000
    Nicemood,

    If you can do it than your stronger than most. I would advise that you only take easy electives, if any, during nursing school. Some are corequisite meaning that you have to have it done before Nursing 1,2,3, or 4 or you must take it while taking Nursing. If you don't or you fail and it is a prerequisite for another corequsite than you can't take the next nursing course until next year, after you complete the prereqs/coreqs. I'm a natural in science but there is only so much information you brain can take in especially in A & P and chemistry where the material is a mile deep and a couple miles long. I would try to complete A & P II and chem over the summer. Everyone I know who has taken Micro, A & P, or Chem while taking nursing have either outright failed or passed by the very skin of their teeth. You need all the time possible to dedicate to nursing school. The 1st semester is the hardest because you truly have no idea what is headed your way and you don't want the commitment of another class to breathe down the back of your neck while nursing school had you pinned up against a wall. Think of nursing as taking A & P I, II, Chem, English, and Psych all at the same time. It is no joke it truly is that challenging and it will be a struggle. Best of luck and kill your prereqs (which are some pretty dire ones to have left) over the summer. Trust me when I say you will thank me after two months of nursing school and your ready to lose it...even with no job.
  9. by   Darth Nightingale
    Quote from Mr_Nurse
    Hey yall. 28 yr old here going for BSN. I'm finishing my Junior yr at a 3 year clinical college in Atlanta, GA. ALso one of the few in my class. 6 out of 136.
    The odds are great but I've been with the same females for 2 years now...I can't wait to get done and find fresh faces. No one loves women like I love women....
    I absolutely love the 20:1 ratio female:male that I've experienced in my pre-requs. Always makes it a bit easier to get motivated to attend class!
  10. by   battpos
    Quote from Frogbitedaddio
    I absolutely love the 20:1 ratio female:male that I've experienced in my pre-requs. Always makes it a bit easier to get motivated to attend class!
    I'd like to get your opinion about working with women; once you get your first or second nursing job.
  11. by   battpos
    ....or working for women....
  12. by   Darth Nightingale
    Quote from battpos
    i'd like to get your opinion about working with women; once you get your first or second nursing job.
    i have a fair amount of working with and for women. as a supervisor who has had a team that was 50% women, i kinda know what i'm getting into regarding that. women tend to like working with and for me too.. and being my classmate. treat women (goes for men too) the way they want to be treated ad usually things go smoothly.

    part of loving women is being able to respect them for who they are. i do, unapologetically. fascinating creatures indeed.

    it will be interesting though... i still have much to learn... and i know i'm going to hear long heated conversations on shoes and who's wearing too much make up... goes with the territory.

  13. by   Boltthrower
    Quote from frogbitedaddio

    it will be interesting though... i still have much to learn... and i know i'm going to hear long heated conversations on shoes and who's wearing too much make up... goes with the territory.

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