The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 67

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   cryptic_stylz
    Hi fellas I am a 33 year old nursing student in AL. I am the last one in my class we started with 5 and now i am the last man standing. I have one year left to finish my degree. I dont forsee any more men entering our program in the near future. school is stressful and to combat the stress i got into flying rc nitro airplanes. That is a relaxing and theraputic experience if it wasnt for that i might have lost my mind by now. Its tough being married and surrounded by all those women my wife is having a hissy fit but who cares anyone know how to combat the accusations of a crazed spouse except for firing her? lol:angryfire
  2. by   anonymurse
    Quote from cryptic_stylz
    Hi fellas I am a 33 year old nursing student in AL. I am the last one in my class we started with 5 and now i am the last man standing. I have one year left to finish my degree. I dont forsee any more men entering our program in the near future.
    Yah, I've been the only dude in any of my classes, hang in there!

    school is stressful and to combat the stress i got into flying rc nitro airplanes. That is a relaxing and theraputic experience if it wasnt for that i might have lost my mind by now.
    Yup, definitely gotta have a life to get through all that, the ones who are doing nothing but course work are burning themselves out emotionally, no question. I've seen 'em going downhill.

    Its tough being married and surrounded by all those women my wife is having a hissy fit but who cares anyone know how to combat the accusations of a crazed spouse except for firing her? lol:angryfire
    Yah, well jealousy is a huge problem, huge. Been there in a former lifetime, can't win that one, totally messed up. My friends used to say if you're going to be accused of it you may as well be guilty of it but I'm glad I never did. Anyway if your wife is jealous now she'll be jealous when you start work. You're going to have to figure out how to prevent her from calling you at work, I mean you can't afford her being rude to females who answer the phone on your unit, or yelling at them when you can't answer her call because you have 4 things to do at the same time. Gotta figure that stuff out now. You might want to post your questions in the general discussion area, I imagine it's the same for female nurses with jealous husbands, a universal issue.
  3. by   KeithEMU
    Quote from cryptic_stylz
    Its tough being married and surrounded by all those women my wife is having a hissy fit but who cares anyone know how to combat the accusations of a crazed spouse except for firing her? lol:angryfire
    I guess I'm lucky I started out being a massage therapist because my wife and me got this out of the way quick. As a nurse, I actually have less physical contact, though it may be more "intimate" if you want to look at it that way.

    My wife learned that when I am in my clinical mindset, to me the person I am working with is kinda like a pile of bones and muscles. I treat the person as well, but in a way the body is separate. Maybe if you go through with her what goes through your head while treating a female she may understand that there isn't much time or thought patterns left to be "turned on." If she realizes that your head is going through care plan, notes, treatment, and so on, your to busy to think, "she is hot." Let's also not forget to take the time to let your wife know she is appreciated. If you stop telling your wife how much she means to you, taking her out for an occasional dinner, sending at least a little time with her and such, the jealousy will increase. It's hard balancing work and family, but that balance needs to be found. With time and care her jealousy will lessen.
  4. by   L.O.E.N.
    You got that right...

    Hi all. I'm a 27 yo married RN student... one of 2 in a class of 40 womenz.

    My wife hasn't ever really given me any problems about being in with a bunch of other women. I do think that professionalism pays off in that respect... When I'm working, professionalism is the rule. No comprimising there in my book. Besides, do you really want to pick up chix as pt's in a hospital? :lol_hitti
  5. by   fishinNbanjo
    Just took my NCLEX yesterday, so I'll tell ya in a few days if I am a male nurse or not.
  6. by   Gigan
    38 yo, married, 2 kids under 6. Graduated from an ADN program this year and took the NCLEX on 7/6, waiting for results stinks! Also 1 of 9 guys in a class of 80.
  7. by   manofbess
    Hey guys,

    Just thought I'd give an intro myself. I'm 23 (turning 24 on 7/27), in a relationship, and I just got accepted into an ADN program in North Carolina. I feel blessed--I got in on my first shot...I really was expecting to be waitlisted at best. I'm a little worried that I'll have to take some prereqs along with nursing classes, but I don't think there's any semester where I'll have to take more than 3 classes, so that makes me feel a little better.

    In my spare time, I like to read. My social life has gone downhill since I graduated with my first degree a few years ago. All my social friends are spread up and down the East Coast. I hang out with my significant. I'm trying to get into a routine of hitting the gym. Trying to work off all that late night fat I've built up the past few years!
  8. by   Psqrd
    I just foung out that I got in! I was an alternate here in Sacramento for an ADN degree at Sac City College and got the call. I'm a late starter at 38 but have been in health care for 20 years. I have a friend that is in the same program but a semester ahead. She told me that the instructors work hard to make the men feel welcome. Her class has 5 men and 45 women... not sure what mine will be but hope that I'm not the only one. P
  9. by   Roy Fokker


    More of us men in here! To quote an old poem:

    "May our tribe increase!"

    Congrats guys!

    Quote from cryptic_stylz
    Its tough being married and surrounded by all those women my wife is having a hissy fit but who cares anyone know how to combat the accusations of a crazed spouse except for firing her? lol:angryfire
    Try getting her to be a "silent shadow" ?

    She could shadow you and see what you do at clinicals - you know, see how much "flirting" you get done between the charting, the foleys, the NG tubes, Med pass and orders!
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Jul 23, '06
  10. by   cinja
    Cinja pulling up to the fire and saying "Got any beer".
  11. by   Psqrd
    I have seen some common themes in here-jealousy of partners to fears of OB rotation...I want to thank everyone for sharing their problems and insights. My wife and I discussed the jealousy issue, because it was brought to my attention here. She has a pretty good understanding of what is going to be expected of me in school. It was something that I had not thought of because of my focus on getting ready for school. We all will be working a profession that is still dominated by women and because of that we will be faced with issues that are rarely faced by other men in jobs normally considered "Male" professions. Thanks again guys, keep up the good work. P
    Last edit by Psqrd on Jul 25, '06
  12. by   piscesguy
    [FONT=Fixedsys]Hey guys :gandalf:,
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    [FONT=Fixedsys]This rocks. I'm 29, living in SF for five years now, and left architecture a few years ago. I work in catering now and I'm going back to school to take prerequisites and other classes in a few weeks. Nice to see you boys on here.
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    [FONT=Fixedsys]Amad
  13. by   houstonguy79
    YAY... im 26 (27 in december) and i jsut got accepted into the HCC nursing program here in houston... are there any other guys out there that are starting this whole nursing thing at this age...? i feel like im sooooo old... lol

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