Out of curiosity, how many male RNs are former military veterans?Register Today!
- by egypshun03 May 20I have sifted through this site and have found A LOT of good information for getting me started in my new path through nursing (Thank you all for that). I have read things about men possibly being better suited for nursing than women due to size and strength amongst other possibilities. I have read articles stating that now if you are a male from a minority, THAT could possibly also help you. I have read details of first interviews, what to wear (and so on and so forth... you get the picture). But, one question that stuck out to me after reading one post about getting a job as a RN at a military venue is.... How many male nurses (since they make up a whopping 10%+/- of nurses overall) are prior service members of any of the armed forces? As previously stated, I am just starting out in my quest to become an RN and am a former US Marine myself. 27 years of age and a huge portion of my life ahead of me. So I was only curious and would love to hear your thoughts and or whether or not you are a former service member yourself!? Thank you and have a good day
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- May 20 by PMFB-RNNearly all of my male RN friends are vets. Several reason for this but among them is that army medics and navy corpsmen can recieve advanced standing in nursing programs in some states (like mine). Here they can become RNs in two semesters.
- Jun 3 by mingornI am a RN and also a vet. I think that the reason you see so many vets are their desire to serve.
- Jun 13 by paratroopaRN student and Army vet here
- Jun 14 by BackblastMarine Corps veteran here.
- Jun 14 by SoldierNurse22It doesn't surprise me that a good number of civilian sector RNs started out in the military given that 1/3 of nurses in the military are men compared with the 10% of male nurses in the civilian sector.
Glad to have you gents with us, though I disagree that you're better suited just because you're often better at lifting and stronger physically than us. As many of you probably know, there is a lot more to nursing than physical strength.
- Jun 14 by paratroopa[QUOTE=
Glad to have you gents with us, though I disagree that you're better suited just because you're often better at lifting and stronger physically than us. As many of you probably know, there is a lot more to nursing than physical strength.[/QUOTE]
Why would you even say this? Who brought this up?
- Jun 15 by SoldierNurse22
- Jun 15 by paratroopaI agree those qualities have nothing to do with being a good nurse...