The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 7

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   agent
    I fully anticipate to be called on often for "guy" things like that.

    edit>> Looks like we've been noticed.

    From the Nurse-zine Newsletter:

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    3. MALE NURSING STUDENTS - "THE GUYS CLUB"

    Several male nursing students on the allnurses.com Bulletin Board have
    started their own group where they can share their stories as a
    minority
    in their programs. They come from all walks of life and you may find
    their stories as to what brought them into nursing interesting. Or you
    may be a male nursing student wishing to participate.

    Visit: http://allnurses.com/t41581.html
    Last edit by agent on Aug 18, '03
  2. by   Mike L.
    Just to add my two cents: I am a 52 year-old ex-postal worker (24 years), who is in school for a post-master's Nurse Practitioner certificate. I received my RN in 1997, and work in the SICU for the VA. My son is an Army medic (10 months in Iraq), and he, too is thinking of becoming an RN.

    I think it's just a great profession for men. Or women, for that matter.
  3. by   agent
    Thanks Mike.

    Welcome to our team
  4. by   Miki13
    Hey agent-
    Seeing this in the e-mail made me come to check it out! :
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    3. MALE NURSING STUDENTS - "THE GUYS CLUB"

    Several male nursing students on the allnurses.com Bulletin Board have
    started their own group where they can share their stories as a minority
    in their programs. They come from all walks of life and you may find
    their stories as to what brought them into nursing interesting. Or you
    may be a male nursing student wishing to participate.

    Visit: http://allnurses.com/t41581.html
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    One of the female's here I am 29yrs old, RN going on 2 years now and I work with 3 males in MICU. I think it's great to see guys who actually care for people and show it by becoming an RN. I hope no one is in it for the money! Compared to what we do, the money sucks. I'm glad to see there are men who really care out there, oh, and "Code Manpowers" will be easier with more men in the hospital!

    One word of advise....I hate to judge all male nurses based on the 3 I work with, but don't be slobs at work please! Any neat freaks out there? I really hate following our guys because the patient rooms are always a mess, IV lines a mess and not labeled, things not charted....I could go on. (Don't get me wrong, I know some girls do it too)

    Anyway, glad to see all you great men!!!
  5. by   agent
    Thanks, and I'm not a slob..

    I'm not doing it for the money, I'm doing it cause I think I will excel at it. Obviously since I have a family money is a concern.. i couldnt make less than I do now.
  6. by   berl56
    Just found your page and sympathize with all men in nursing school and profession. I am not only a minority of being a man, but most of the students are young enuf to be my children...in other words...I'm a late bloomer. But I will succeed!

    Been a paramedic for 25 years + , mostily volunteer, and love it. Also was the victim of big industry down sizing and got cut from my "pud" office job. Now starting a new career. I have learned this recently...

    Never sweat the petty stuff, and never pet the sweaty stuff!
  7. by   agent
    *am currently in a pud office job*
  8. by   berl56
    Thanks for quoting Scripture...makes me feel at home. I also have a BA degree in Biblical Studies and love to find correlation between medicine and Scripture. Much suffering can be avoided if we just did things God's way.
  9. by   berl56
    by the way "pud office job"...how can you be a 26yo father of 2 ex-premed? Am I confused or what?
  10. by   det01
    There are several men in my class (granted they are by far still the minority...but it looks like the class is about a fourth men - better than the last place I was at. It had a 14-1 female-male ratio)

    They seem to do very well. A big group of them sits together....but then some more of them come and sit with us girls.

    However, I think the school needs to get some extra large exam gloves. When we were demonstrating that we could remove them properly - they split on some of the guys! (Hands were too big for the gloves) it was easier for us tiny women - the gloves just slide off our hands really easily - well most of us - but don't get me started on some of the ummm "students" in my class.

    Anyway I think it is great when guys go into nursing! Guys can be caring and take care of people too! (My hubby takes wonderful care of me when I am sick! He isn't a nurse though - too scared of needles to even be around them he he he)
  11. by   agent
    Originally posted by berl56
    by the way "pud office job"...how can you be a 26yo father of 2 ex-premed? Am I confused or what?
    Ive been going to school at night for awhile as a pre-med. I recently decided to go into nursing for my family.. I was wset to go to Northwestern but basically I would have been leaving my family behind..

    I am 26 yrs old and have 2 small boys.

    I work in phone support as a computer tech, very hard job..
    Last edit by agent on Aug 18, '03
  12. by   firekid28
    The training was different than medic school looking from the fire transport side wanted to check out the nursing side. My medic went to a transition program and passed. He egg me on until I went.
    Well, The instructors were just as we had thought. Psyco for the Psycology class, most thought manic depressive, one who was an Army Nurse, she made no bones about it in class, was the worst. Everyone one wondered how she got a job teaching students Adult 4. That class was a self-teach class what a waste of time and money. Well here is our class from tampa.

    The classroom was a transition from LPN/Paramedic to RN class which was made of 60 students, 9 males, and 51 females. The final count at the end of the year was 7 males and 33 females.
    The medics who started the class, 7, completed the course. :hatparty:
    The course was tough and fun. The things you could do, from what I saw, was limited being from a medic background, but the IV's were the same. On to continuing Education.
  13. by   daimos
    well i
    Last edit by daimos on Feb 20, '07

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