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Of the 23 other students comprising the group that I entered nursing school with, three of them are men. The class that is graduating at the end of next week I believe has 1 male student, and as far as I know the class immediately behind mine has 1 as well. This is about 60 students (some classes have had students drop), with 6 of them being males; that's only 1 in 10.

So we know that male nurses are few and far between, but how old are we?

The 1 student in the class graduating next week is 28.

The 1 student in the class that entered the semester after mine is at least 30 (a second career-er I believe).

Of the 4 in my class, 2 are about 45, 1 is 40, and then there is me...21.

How old are you guys? How old when you started school?

Just curious. :spin:

Stearnsy

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Im the only one and im 23. Its a mixed blessing. On one hand you have these ridiculously good looking girls and amazing odds but dont even dare touching it.

The other guys in our program at different levels are all in their early 20's. We had one guy who was 42 but he lasted 3 weeks.

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i'm 30, and i start school this june, but i'll be 31 by then.

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22!! just took my pn nclex on tuesday. aggh i hope i pass

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I'm 26...27 in June and I start nursing school this Fall (2009)

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I was 50 when I started and will be 53 when I graduate next year. This is my second or third career (depending on the criteria for "career") and I'm enjoying it a lot.

I'm in a class that started with 60 students, six of whom were men. There were two guys in their late 20s, two in their 30s, and two of us within five years of 50.

Age-wise, my class is a bit unusual, with probably twelve students in the 35+ age bracket and six of us over 40. I recently helped with orientation for the latest incoming class, and it's a much younger group. Out of 64 students, I'd estimate 55 of them to be under 25 years old. There was only one person--a woman--who was likely 40+.

'Hope this is helpful for you.

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Of the 23 other students comprising the group that I entered nursing school with, three of them are men. The class that is graduating at the end of next week I believe has 1 male student, and as far as I know the class immediately behind mine has 1 as well. This is about 60 students (some classes have had students drop), with 6 of them being males; that's only 1 in 10.

So we know that male nurses are few and far between, but how old are we?

The 1 student in the class graduating next week is 28.

The 1 student in the class that entered the semester after mine is at least 30 (a second career-er I believe).

Of the 4 in my class, 2 are about 45, 1 is 40, and then there is me...21.

How old are you guys? How old when you started school?

Just curious. :spin:

Stearnsy

I'm 21, took a break when I turned 18 and started college at 19 and a half. Entered my LVN program right as I turned 21 June 2008.

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27 now, changing careers. Taking prereqs and planning on applying this year for the 2010 start date.

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I am 33 (3rd career). I started the ADN mobility program this semester. A transition from LVN or paramedic to RN. There were 5 guys out of 27. One is 25, and the rest of us are older than 30. This semester of medsurg took a toll on alot of people. Only about 14 people will make it through to the next semester without having to repeat class. Of the 14, 2 guys including myself will make it to the next semester. Actually only 1 will because I am starting the BSN program this summer. I am curious to see how many males are in this program. I will find out May 4.

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Wow, thanks for the great feedback guys. Although we are in the midst of a huge economic slowdown, it is said that RNs are retiring at a rate faster than new grads are being pumped out of academic institutions, and I wanted to guage how many other men are in RN programs around the country. With all of the little old ladies (no offense, little old ladies!) that still work on the floor retiring, I am almost expecting to see a rise in the cumulative % of RNs that are men nationwide.

More importantly, however, I am trying to gain an understanding of the history of men in nursing. It is interesting that nobody who is "older," reported starting school at an age where most people begin their studies, around 18-20. Tweety was the closest, reporting that he began when he was 30 and is now 50. Were men just nonexistent in the nursing realm before him?

That Guy: Yeah, I know what you mean. I've found myself in hot water between girls in class and the main squeeze on one occassion already. She gets so jealous that I go to school with predominantly women and I tell her it's strictly professional, but I still catch a lot of heat for e-mails and text messages, even though their content involves 95% school. It has its pros and cons, but I'll take it. :up:

Gin0theMC: Good luck, have you gotten your results back yet?

OTAS: Thx for taking the time to reply. Third career, awesome! I imagine that it takes a lot of bravery to leave not one, but two careers that you were probably knee deep in to try something like nursing...much respect. :yeah:

Alexemt: Well with May 4th being only days away, let us know your findings if you care to!

TS

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