The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 91

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   jtnarcis
    yo how you doing
  2. by   kevohill2010
    Guy soon to be in BSN nursing here.....

    It is a small male community in nursing but I think the opportunities for both male and female are limitless....that's why I'm changing careers for the third time. I've been working in IT for seven years and that seems to be a dead end street after the dot com fall. I've spoken with many people in nursing (both male and female) and I've yet to hear of someone say that they regretted going into it!

    Good luck.....
  3. by   captncourageous98
    I am very happy to hear about you guys. I graduated from the LPN program at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. I am back in school for my RN now. I don't think that I can get in until the summer though. I wish you all the best of luck!
    David LPN
  4. by   bbittelSNCCC
    I am actually 1 of about 10 guys in my nursing class out of about 60 total. It is one of the higher concentrations they have had recently, but I know men are still a vast minority.
  5. by   mursestudent
    oh god yes the drama!!!! I have been at it for five weeks now and i have heard things that would make a paratrooper blush...
    :imbar
  6. by   Randysbarn1963
    Guys (We) are here and are the minority. I am 45 almost 46, and heading down the stretch to complete my RN. Glad your here, write to me if you need to, best of luck-Randy
  7. by   emti1963
    45 year old VA Safety Specialist who wanted to go back to nursing, out of 145 students at Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville Il, I believe they said 19% were male, although in my almost graduating class in 65 days there are only 5 of us. It is getting better, and try to talk males into going into the program a lot earlier, i am sure this would have been a lot easier at 25 years of age, rather than 45. Have worked EMS for almost 20 years, love it all............
  8. by   RAKelleyPN10
    Hey everyone, Currently an STNA (guess which state lmao) going into an LPN program (That is if Brown Mackie - Akron campus is NLN acredited, god what a pain in the ass.)
  9. by   bradons
    Quote from Randysbarn1963
    Guys (We) are here and are the minority. I am 45 almost 46, and heading down the stretch to complete my RN. Glad your here, write to me if you need to, best of luck-Randy
    good job. 20 years old myself and on my 3rd year for my bachelors degree then masters hopefully. i cant wait till im done. just finished my 2nd week rotation in med/surg/peds and dialysis. had an awesome time in dialysis this week as i was the only student and learned alot. considering doing it after i graduate.
  10. by   scharkdude
    Hello Men - I'm a senior at a baccalaureate nursing program in Rochester, NY. I've worked in jobs that were mostly women (taking care of developmentally disabled folks, 15 years) and jobs with only men (carpentry, 20 years). I can't make any generalizations about men or women as colleagues except that people are people; everyone brings something different to the job and we need to learn from every situation that we encounter. I think that people in the health care field tend to be altruistic and lifelong learners, and it has been my experience that gender has not been a factor in nursing school. Everyone seems to accept men as nurses and I think that I have had the same opportunities in clinical experience as women students. Good luck to you all!
  11. by   Liberum Vir
    Hey all,
    The name is LV, and I am a student here in Lakeland, FL. I started college a few years ago, and ended up taking a break to help my family through some tough times. Finally going back, trying to get into A&PI this spring (its the only class holding me up now) I'm pursuing my ADN, and considering BSN/MSN later. These boards have been great for support, and I'm glad to see a good group of guys here too.

    LV
  12. by   C. Thinking
    Just posting to say "hi"...and I am new to allnurses.com. I am a nursing student (RN) with 1 1/2 semesters to go. Male as well.
  13. by   j450n
    Quote from scharkdude
    Hello Men - I'm a senior at a baccalaureate nursing program in Rochester, NY. I've worked in jobs that were mostly women (taking care of developmentally disabled folks, 15 years) and jobs with only men (carpentry, 20 years). I can't make any generalizations about men or women as colleagues except that people are people; everyone brings something different to the job and we need to learn from every situation that we encounter. I think that people in the health care field tend to be altruistic and lifelong learners, and it has been my experience that gender has not been a factor in nursing school. Everyone seems to accept men as nurses and I think that I have had the same opportunities in clinical experience as women students. Good luck to you all!
    Well said. I couldn't agree with you more.

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