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- Jul 5, '11 by Karl FarmerFrom my point of experience? Women are better physicians, men are better at direct nursing. I have always found women to be more sensitive in a physician role, and men even more compassionate (and no nonsense and get the job done, and patient oriented, without the politcial BS) then women.
- Jul 7, '11 by DavidFRClass of 24, 3 men to 21 women. 2 of the women dropped out along the way. 1 woman failed the final exams, but succeeded at the re-take.
All the women as far as I know were straight. If any were lesbians or bisexual, they weren't out.
Of us 3 guys, one gay (myself), two straight. I wasn't treated as one of the girls, and would have found that patronising. I think we three guys were all treated pretty much the same. We three guys got on well, though no particular male solidarity amongst us as no real need for it. We had friendships and clans within the group regardless of gender.
Four of the girls in particular were an exclusive clique who really didn't want to get along with the rest of us, or so it seemed. They were generally considered 4 b******, though I did my last placement with one of them and we found we got on - I concluded her behaviour was something of a front and she was a nice person underneath. Always considered the other 3 to be b****** to the end though, however don't consider ********** to be an exclusively female trait. There is a double standard here of which I'm as guilty as anybody. A guy does it and he's "sarcastic, he's got a dry sense of humour" whereas when a women does it, she's considered a b****.Last edit by DavidFR on Jul 7, '11
- Jul 8, '11 by pexx8411/32 in our accelerated class in another Massachusetts program were male. Not sure about the sexuality thing--my assumption was that everyone was heterosexual. But I really don't spend much time wondering about these things.
From what I've read on these boards over the years, there seems to be a significantly higher percentage of males in the accelerated programs. I'm not totally sure what that is, other than accelerated students are older, and presumedly less concerned about the "stigma" of entering nursing? Dunno.
Quote from edwindelahigginsI'm a 24 year old male entering an accelerated BSN program at Umass in September. Although it has very little to do with my desire to go into nursing, the gender discrepency (supposedly 93%-7% in the workplace) is certainly a nice fringe benefit. Did you guys find the gender ratio to be very favorable to heterosexual males?
- Jul 13, '11 by Paco-RN18 out of 64 in my class are males. About 28% in an ABSN ... that's pretty impressive.
- Jul 13, '11 by grpmanQuote from edwindelahigginsLol I'm thinking nobody is wanting to answer your question or totally got thrown off by the word heterosexual. Here is my theory on why.I'm a 24 year old male entering an accelerated BSN program at Umass in September. Although it has very little to do with my desire to go into nursing, the gender discrepency (supposedly 93%-7% in the workplace) is certainly a nice fringe benefit. Did you guys find the gender ratio to be very favorable to heterosexual males?
The man who gets lucky in nursing school doesn't want to get on here and brag b/c women talk. That just might endanger his pool of candidates on his next go around. So the only men left to answer are married or gay. The married guy competes with his wife and children (age 3,5,9) for computer time so he doesn't get to surf this site long enough to type replies (sigh). The gay guys took this question as a poll for hetero vs. gay men in nursing. Sorry but your question may never be answered. But heh, good luck!
- Aug 16, '11 by acl0727Recent grad of an accelerated class, 33 in total ... 7 men and 26 women
- Aug 16, '11 by Karl FarmerJust came upon this cute graduation photo. I'm the 'male nurse', the one in pants. The others are female nurses, in the skirts. They (we) were a wild bunch. I married the one on the right, in fact. But I gave them all flowers, as thanks for the 'good times'. Ah, the good old days~
- Aug 16, '11 by TreniaQuote from Karl FarmerVery cool photo. Thanks for sharing.Just came upon this cute graduation photo. I'm the 'male nurse', the one in pants. The others are female nurses, in the skirts. They (we) were a wild bunch. I married the one on the right, in fact. But I gave them all flowers, as thanks for the 'good times'. Ah, the good old days~
As for the ratios, we have five men, including myself. We were suppose to have six out of our seventy-two, but one of our guys didn't show up. He was in my schedule too, so now I'm the only one in my section. It would have been nice to have another guy around. Oh well
- Aug 22, '11 by MikeFromMT2 men, 60 women, I got half and he got the other half in his section. We're both straight, I was accepted by a great group of women as study partners and clinical buddy. I was exposed to some of the raunchiest, crudest and most hilarious conversations I've ever heard from a group of women, I feel honored that they could feel so comfortable with me around, I had more fun and learned more with them than I ever did with men. I've had pts ask me "so what's it like being surrounded by 30 women every day?" to which I smile and say "it's awesome"
- Aug 29, '11 by bradonsclass of 35.
1 made it to 2nd year second semester and only 1 graduated.