Im a male and want to be a nurse - page 3

Im a male and I'm currently working on the pre-requisites for BSN. Any advice?? I really would like to start off here and eventually get more experienced and go on to be a practitioner or PA. Has anybody done this?? How are the... Read More

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    I guess you can say that for a lot of markets, not just nursing??. Seems like teachers are also having a hard time

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    It's a bad time for any profession, not nursing in particular. By the time you finish, that may not be the case. There is no telling what the job market will look like when the ACA takes full effect. I will not pretend to know; others will.

    Welcome, potential, future nurse.
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    how are those jobs for people with a degree in medical technology?? How does that look?
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    Hi Andy5, choosing a profession is not an easy decision. Since you know that you want something in the medical field, perhaps you can go to a career counselor and they can help you to decide. I think they have them at community colleges and the testing and counseling are free of charge. Best wishes!
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    I will look into that too =] thank you!
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    I'm 65 and still working and there's a lot of others like me who are hanging on by their fingernails and decreasing their work hours. Being a male is to your advantage and if you don't mind moving around, you will get a job somethere. People who hire want to hire men far, you can't get pregnant and leave. If you really want to work with people, nursing is a great fit for you. is also great career but not the people job your're looking for . Physical therapy, very wisely, required a doctorate now. Their numbers are limited, thus salaries will stay up. If you do decide to go for nursing, do not bother with anything else but BSN - it's becoming a minimum requirement in more places and you don't want to limit your job prospects. I'm at the very end of my career and loved almost every minute of it.
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    Keep the college advisors out of your advice group. They want your money and will sell you anything that they think you will buy.
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    Hmm, good points. I didn't think being a male could be seen as to my advantage
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    Have you thought about volunteering at a hospital or getting an entry level ,job like tech or unit secretary. Then you can see what you like as you go ahead and get basic undergrad courses started. Phlebotomy might be fun too.
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    If you decide to go into nursing, I agree with getting a job at a hospital during nursing school. A local hospital has Student Nurse Associates. When it comes to applying for an RN job, they look internally first (hiring in the hospital family). You have an advantage over your classmates that have no hospital work experience.

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