If you are questioning whether or not its okay to be a nurse as a AA, you don't need to be a nurse.
There are racist people in every profession, deal with it. I am black btw.
So what if everyone on here was like no it's not okay to be a nurse as a AA, was he going to find something else to do. Smh
Last edit by TheCommuter on May 12, '11
Daniel, I'm curious (like a previous poster asked) about what or who is making you question whether you should do nursing as a black male? Did someone say something to you? I'm a 23 year old AA female and I've never had any issues (well, I graduate Saturday so I haven't worked yet as an Actual RN) but I work as a nurse tech in Houston where there are TONS Of AA female nurses. But there is not a lot of AA male nurses....that's just a fact. So I think you would be a GREAT asset to the profession, especially representing AA men in a more positive light (unlike the media most of the time). I have a good friend, who is a black 23 year old guy, who graduated last May with his BSN and got a job straight in the Neuro ICU. He LOVES it and I'm sure if anyone had anything negative to say to him, he'd probably give them a funny look and laugh all the way to the bank with his *nice* paycheck he makes. Haters are always trying to ruin your goals, when in reality they wish they could be where you are. Tip: just don't slack off in your classes...strive for As, apply to many schools, and stay focused. You will rock it!!! Good luck to you and feel free to ask me for help anytime!
Last edit by Trilldayz,RN BSN on May 12, '11