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- Aug 19, '12 by StoogesfanAt my school, I think so.
- Aug 19, '12 by RNsRWeQuote from emsti21Then sounds like they're ripe for a lawsuit as they're discriminating based on sexual gender.I was told by my school that males have an advantage when it comes to the selection process for nursing programs.
They TOLD you this??
On a side note: I have to say that if a school doesn't discriminate, there will still be bitter/angry/disappointed people (women) who were skipped over and will insist it was to let in a man. Guess it makes it easier to swallow than "I just got passed over for someone more qualified."
- Aug 19, '12 by StephalumpI wouldn't be at all surprised if some schools do. Mine doesn't, but I only know that because we operate on a points system, there's no room for personal preferences.
I know it doesn't seem ethical, but under represented minorities sometimes have an edge if a school is so inclined. Affirmative action and ll that...
- Aug 20, '12 by mgomez41There is a program at my school (Cypress College) called TRAC that offers to pay for textbooks as an incentive to males in the pre-nursing/nursing program
- Aug 21, '12 by DaffodillyOur school does not. We are accepted into the program based on taking the prerequisites and passing with a minimum GPA, and being willing to wait for a place in the program. At this time, we don't have to take any placement test or deal with points. We go through a checklist with a counselor at the school, fill out a form, and then the names of everyone who applied on a certain day go into a hat (literally), and the names are drawn to determine what order the students are placed on the list. At times, I have wished we were placed on the list according to academic achievement, since my grades have been great and the list is over a year long. In the long run though, I think this is the fairest way to go.