Quote from Clodhopper
'just curious. As a minority, have you felt that maybe being a minority somehow enhanced you getting accepted into Nursing school or somehow maybe received a boost when in school?
Gals: Have you ever observed any specific instance or generally felt that men receive a boost in Nursing because of their minority status? Again, just curious.
Absolutely not. I had to work my arse off in nursing school, and work hard on the floor now. Quite the opposite in at least one respect from my nursing school expreience: I wrote papers, entered contests, whatever I could to win scholarships
, and I probably got 4 of them. What bothered me, and still does, is that on my campus we had a "Women's Resource Center." They were there not only for women, according to them, but for minorities (such as males entering nursing) to assist with $$. I applied at least a few times and gave up. I never even got a second look. Maybe because I had scholarship
money (which many Others don't even attempt to go for)...I foget the exact "slip" they gave me. Anyway, they were there for all the "single Mom's" of course. I guess it is assumed that it had to be the man's fault, so let's just give the women everything. I doubt if they even asked particulars pertaining to the relationships, marriages, or one night stands that qualified them and whether or not they were consensual, or WHO'S idea was it to separate, divorce, whatever?...Just another broken part of the system. Sorry for the venting slant, but I am being truthful, and it isn't right.