Hey bud----go ahead, and make the switch. I'm a male career-changer, now a 2nd semester nursing student in an Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, a tough (well, intense) 15-month program for those already with a Bach degree, who wish to become nurses.
Before this student gig, and I'm old, 50!!!....I was a VP/Director of Human Resources at some large hospitals in my State of NJ. And I can tell ya, from years of working with nurses/nursing execs, etc.....as a general rule, males "do well" in nursing-----AS LONG AS YOU'RE GOOD. No one will hand you anything, but let's face it....males are (still) a minority in nursing, but folks like to have us around for lots of reasons: the diversity, sometimes for "heavy lifting"...ha ha, and just because----meaning, no reason at all. But also, we do kinda "break up the estrogen a bit", with our "testosterone". And btw, there are 13 men in my 65 person nursing class....and by far, all the guys are hetero, except 2 that I know of----if that's a concern to you. It's not to me....but the old 'sterotype' of all males in nursing being "gay"----well, it's just not so anymore. Folks are WAY more educated about stereotypes, etc.
Contact me via private message, ifyou wish to discuss further....bkz this website is a little confusing to me. Send me a private message. I have 20+ years of healthcare (hospital) HR experience, including career counseling, and I'd be glad to answer any questions I can---about pre-reqs, etc.. Reason I'm saying "outside" email, is that I only look at this website once every 3-4 weeks. I even forget I'm a member sometimes. All the best!!