More men than women in ABSN program

  1. After talking to my advisor it looks like there will be more men than women in my accelerated BSN cohort this summer. Has anyone else seen this?
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  3. by   pexx84
    I graduated from an ABSN program last year. Males made up exactly 1/3 of our starting class.
  4. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Makes sense on several fronts.

    The past economic crisis has left many unemployed males in prime working years of their lives. The areas where they were once employed have either downsized, moved off shore and or otherwise caused a reduction or even elimination of former jobs, so they must find something else.

    Until recently male college graduates out numbered women in the United States thus within certain generations you are likely to find a good number of unemployed/under-employed men who already have four year college degrees.

    For this and several other reasons including various federal and or state programs for the unemployed make attending an ABSN program very attractive for males. Oh and you can also add the reduced stigma attached to *male nurses* as being either gay or somehow short changed in the masculine department . Wages in many areas of the USA for new grad BSN nurses aren't to shabby either (>$73K on average in the NYC area), which is another plus.
  5. by   Ntheboat2
    At least 1/3 if not more of my ABSN class was male also.
  6. by   Jarreux
    Only 3/35 are men in my ABSN, we started with 5.
  7. by   Grillmister
    I'm almost through my first of four semesters in an ADN program. We have 4/31 ratio male/female.
  8. by   ccb1
    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    After talking to my advisor it looks like there will be more men than women in my accelerated BSN cohort this summer. Has anyone else seen this?
    My cohort has 8 males out of ~130. So no, I haven't seen that at all!
  9. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    After talking to my advisor it looks like there will be more men than women in my accelerated BSN cohort this summer. Has anyone else seen this?
    Add one more male. I took the TEAS yesterday at ISU and of the 10 that took the test 4 were male.
  10. by   Guy in Babyland
    12 males and 18 females in our cohort. Which is 40% male 60% female. It is an ABSN program so that may be the reason.

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