Nursing tougher for guys than girls

  1. 0 Is it me or does nursing school seem harder for guys than girls? Im a 21 year old guy and it seems like women are more motivated than guys. I say this because as a guy, it feels embarrassing to get a bad grade when the women around you do better. What do you guys think?
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  3. Visit  ICUman profile page
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    I am 22, male and in nursing school.
    I agree that in general women have more motivation. Maybe it's harder for us because they are always whispering about their boyfriends and drama in class!
  4. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    It's harder for anyone who isn't motivated to study, regardless of gender.
    openyourmind, AmyRN303, LadyFree28, and 20 others like this.
  5. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
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    I say this because as a guy, it feels embarrassing to get a bad grade when the women around you do better.
    Maybe it's harder for us because they are always whispering about their boyfriends and drama in class!
    ...are you two serious?
    kynmarie, LadyFree28, VivaLaVespaGirl, and 17 others like this.
  6. Visit  Nursing pursuit profile page
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    What? Im just saying, not trying to offend anyone
  7. Visit  Krzysztof profile page
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    Quote from Nursing pursuit
    Is it me or does nursing school seem harder for guys than girls? Im a 21 year old guy and it seems like women are more motivated than guys. I say this because as a guy, it feels embarrassing to get a bad grade when the women around you do better. What do you guys think?
    You have much to learn, my friend. The sooner you stop considering sex and gender when analyzing your shortcomings or measuring your success, the better off you'll be. In fact, the better off we'll ALL be.
  8. Visit  Krzysztof profile page
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    That may have sounded harsh. I stand by it, but still.

    Seriously though, it's not "boy vs. girl" at this age. Leave that mindset behind.

    Show yourself and everyone else just how motivated YOU are.
    AmyRN303, LadyFree28, Nurse Leigh, and 8 others like this.
  9. Visit  mrsboots87 profile page
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    I don't see what gender ha to do with anything. It's YOU that is the problem. You can't loom around you and blame others for what YOU are doing wrong. Nursing school is hard for those who aren't motivated and those who don't try hard enough, regardless of gender. And it's incredibly cheavenist to be "embarrassed" when your grades are lower than a females grades. Are men supposed to be smarter ad ALWAYS do better than females? Are females not equal to men? Does it make you less of a man to not do as good as a female? If you answer yes to any of that, there is something wrong with you. Stop worrying about others, of either gender, and focus on your own work. The fact that you are comparing yourself to women is the problem. You are all students. That's it. In my class there are about 75 women and about 10 men. Some men are doing great. Some nt so much. Same with the females. And no, the women are nt complaining about their boyfriends and drama. They are takin notes and LEARNING. Like you should be trying to do.
  10. Visit  Krzysztof profile page
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    Quote from mrsboots87
    And no, the women are nt complaining about their boyfriends and drama.
    Well in all fairness, some are.
    Caribbean Character, Jdoyle, and ICUman like this.
  11. Visit  Nursing pursuit profile page
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    I wasn't trying to say men are smarter than women. This is my first time being in a female dominated enviorment, that's all.
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    working in am all female environment can present it's challenges. Look at this as a learning tool for the rst of your life. You are in a unique situation to see the inner circle of women...use this knowledge to your advantage in your relationships and learn how women communicate differently. I don't think they study differently maybe harder and apply themselves more. Maybe you can learn from them as well.
  13. Visit  Sam J. profile page
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    I went to school after the initial phase of men entering nursing (then it was looked down upon, as 'doing a girl's job', ridiculed, mocked). In my time more men started in, and it became more of a novelty, and in my view male students were given some sort of a nuance of preferred treatement by instructors (all of whom were female). Nowadays that's no longer an issue. As far as nursing school goes, male or female (or one of the variations of either)- it's a tough row to hoe for anyone.
    LadyFree28, 3aremyjoy, and llg like this.
  14. Visit  akulahawkRN profile page
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    I'm one of about 8 guys in a class of 43. Generally speaking, I haven't felt that it was tougher for us guys vs the girls so far. What's interesting is that while guys are a relatively small percentage of Nurses overall, the floor I'm on this semester is about 50% male/female. Of all the nurses that I've been around, I've only EVER had one that was even CLOSE to acting like guys didn't belong in nursing. Even then, I'd have been hard-pressed to even show that she felt that way.

    It's more likely in your own head as to why it seems harder for you vs your female classmates. And yes, women communicate differently than men. If you pay attention, you'll get a crash course in learning to effectively communicate with them.
    mclennan likes this.


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