Nursing tougher for guys than girls

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    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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    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!
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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.
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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.
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    What? Im just saying, not trying to offend anyone
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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