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Any male nurse's out there??????????... Read More

  1. by   GunslingerOy
    Hello everyone as of this morning I am an LPN. I am now signed up to this site and love the male nurse section!! So glad to see I am not alone anymore!!! Male nurses Frikin' rule!
  2. by   KckStrt
    Sweet... I found some other folks doing the same thing I am...
  3. by   jnmoore02
    Starting school this august... Going to be the first Male nurse in a family of entrepreneurs.
    P.S.
    Could someone answer this for me... I'm taking the ADN program and was hoping to finish my BSN right after... While doing the BSN I wanted to work in Med Surg, and gain that experience to continue on for my master right after my BSN... I want to be a CRNA. I'm just curious is all this possible or do you have to work longer in Med Surg before you can apply for the CRNA program?
  4. by   nursemike
    Quote from jnmoore02
    Starting school this august... Going to be the first Male nurse in a family of entrepreneurs.
    P.S.
    Could someone answer this for me... I'm taking the ADN program and was hoping to finish my BSN right after... While doing the BSN I wanted to work in Med Surg, and gain that experience to continue on for my master right after my BSN... I want to be a CRNA. I'm just curious is all this possible or do you have to work longer in Med Surg before you can apply for the CRNA program?
    I think you might get more reliable info on the CRNA forum, but a friend of mine is working toward his CRNA, and the program he wants into requires two years of critical care (ICU or ER) experience. Don't know if that's an absolute requisite, or just prefered.
  5. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from jnmoore02
    Starting school this august... Going to be the first Male nurse in a family of entrepreneurs.
    P.S.
    Could someone answer this for me... I'm taking the ADN program and was hoping to finish my BSN right after... While doing the BSN I wanted to work in Med Surg, and gain that experience to continue on for my master right after my BSN... I want to be a CRNA. I'm just curious is all this possible or do you have to work longer in Med Surg before you can apply for the CRNA program?
    I would seriously consider why you want to become a CRNA. First and foremost almost all CRNA programs want critical care experience not med-surg. Most people are just interested in becoming a CRNA for the money. Take a look at the CRNA schools that you might be interested in going to online to see about each individual schools requirements. Here is the link to AANA to give you headstart. http://www.aana.com/BecomingCRNA.asp...enuID=6&id=108
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from wtbcrna
    I would seriously consider why you want to become a CRNA. First and foremost almost all CRNA programs want critical care experience not med-surg. Most people are just interested in becoming a CRNA for the money. Take a look at the CRNA schools that you might be interested in going to online to see about each individual schools requirements. Here is the link to AANA to give you headstart. http://www.aana.com/BecomingCRNA.asp...enuID=6&id=108
    We are all interested in the money, dont kid yourself. I dont see any nurses working for free.
  7. by   jnmoore02
    thank you, guys and I been doing research and I would like to attend Baylor in Houston... I just moved out of houston this year to florida for the nursing program. Got in with one try. I'm planing to move back after my ADN program here in florida. I would like to finish my BSN in houston, and work in ICU or ER while i'm doing my BSN... Hopefully apply to a few CRNA school.

    And the reason why I want to be a CRNA is because I love being in the OR room. Anything involving surgery is great for me... I really want to be a surgeon, but I looked into it and the years of training is just to long for me... People say you'll never be happy unless your doing something you love... Is that true? or is it a cliche...
  8. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from teeituptom
    We are all interested in the money, dont kid yourself. I dont see any nurses working for free.
    The fastest way to turn off a CRNA when you are doing your shadowing is to talk about how much money you will make as a CRNA. There is nothing wrong with wanting to make a lot of money, but often times it is the only thing that people interested in becoming CRNAs know about being a CRNA is how much money they make.
  9. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from jnmoore02
    thank you, guys and I been doing research and I would like to attend Baylor in Houston... I just moved out of houston this year to florida for the nursing program. Got in with one try. I'm planing to move back after my ADN program here in florida. I would like to finish my BSN in houston, and work in ICU or ER while i'm doing my BSN... Hopefully apply to a few CRNA school.

    And the reason why I want to be a CRNA is because I love being in the OR room. Anything involving surgery is great for me... I really want to be a surgeon, but I looked into it and the years of training is just to long for me... People say you'll never be happy unless your doing something you love... Is that true? or is it a cliche...
    You might also look into being an RNFA. http://www.aorn.org/patient/rnfafact.htm
    Either way if you love the OR either one will probably a job you will love.

    Good Luck!
  10. by   jnmoore02
    Quote from wtbcrna
    You might also look into being an RNFA. http://www.aorn.org/patient/rnfafact.htm
    Either way if you love the OR either one will probably a job you will love.

    Good Luck!

    Wow thanks for the site... That looks very exiciting and i'm sure I would enjoy that... The reason I love the OR is that i'm having this god complex thing right now..
  11. by   organichombre
    Welcome lads...so whadda we do now? How bout we find a significant male nurse from the past as our representative like Nightengale for the ladies? I like Walt Whitman who worked as a nurse in the Civil War. Anybody?
  12. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from organichombre
    Welcome lads...so whadda we do now? How bout we find a significant male nurse from the past as our representative like Nightengale for the ladies? I like Walt Whitman who worked as a nurse in the Civil War. Anybody?
    If I remember right Walt Whitman was gay...that is a sterotype we, as a male nurses, have enough trouble with.
  13. by   Joe NightingMale
    I'm a male nursing student, direct-entry MSN. You may remember me from other post complainng about student loans. :roll

    I was inspired by my brother-in-law, who is completing his LPN.

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