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This is a discussion on What were the gender ratios in your nursing classes? in Men in Nursing, part of General Nursing ... I'm a 24 year old male entering an accelerated BSN program at Umass in September. Although it has...by edwindelahiggins Jun 5, '11I'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?
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- Jun 5, '11 by dabears54We have 6 guys in a class of 21. All are heterosexual.
- Jun 6, '11 by commonsense4 guys out of 26 students in my program, and all are heterosexual, to my knowledge anyways.
- Jun 6, '11 by red2003xlt3 guys to 32 females.
- Jun 7, '11 by Catch22Personified40 students in one class 5 of them guys including myself. The difference between me and the other ones, they really seemed like they meant to be nurses. I still feel like I'm not sure if I fit in.
- Jun 7, '11 by chucksterIn my evening/weekend program class, there were 3 guys (incl me) out of 32 total. For the larger program at my school, out of roughly 120 there were about 8 guys.
Nationally, the ♂ : ♀ ratio is about 1:10, so the odds would appear to be overwhelmingly in your favor.
- Jun 7, '11 by edwindelahigginsthanks fellas. The #'s look good to me. I've got orientation on June 29 so I guess that'll shed more light on the situation.
- Jun 7, '11 by JG_0311We had 5 males in a class of 29, only one was gay. The gay male nurse is such a ridiculous stereotype anyways. Out of all of the males nurses that I have worked with only a few have been gay. Most male nurses are just men with families to support that are looking for a good paying, stable career.
- Jun 7, '11 by JG_0311Quote from Catch22Personified40 students in one class 5 of them guys including myself. The difference between me and the other ones, they really seemed like they meant to be nurses. I still feel like I'm not sure if I fit in.
In my experience males don't usually fit in very well, the female nurses may treat you nicely, but in the end you are still a man, and there is a barrier that exsists because of that. The exception seems to be with the gay males, they are frequently welcomed with open arms and treated like one of the girls.
- Jun 7, '11 by cambI am the only male in my class so 1 out of 21