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Easier for M-Nurse to get Accepted(school)?


I am a 27 year old male pre-nursing student and was just wondering if the fact that I am a male will help me out in my application process for school...

I have a 3.1 GPA on my undergrad BS from three years ago(non nursing) and am currently completing pre-reqs and hoping to get accepted somewhere by fall or spring of this coming year.

Is the fact that I am a male going to make that extra difference between me and a female with a 3.5 GPA?

Also, I've read some posts about f-nurses being pretty catty and going after m-nurses in any way they can... Is this common occurence in the nursing world? Am I going to have to watch myself and keep my working relationships to a minimum in order to avoid accusations and potential BS job firings for my entire career?

Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks guys.

- Jeff


Specializes in Cardiac, Rehab. Has 2 years experience.


We are the minority, so it cant hurt. Now whether it would put you ahead of a female with a better GPA or background, who knows. I'm not going there. As for the catty part, I haven't found it to be true, most of the ladies are easy enough to work with. There is some drama, I think it comes with the hormones, but I go out of my way to be nice and helpful, so I have yet to be a recipient of any of it. Keeping things as professional as possible will probably help, but you are going to be with these people for several years and I would hope that you will be able to establish some good friendships along the way.

In all actuality, knowing the nature of public higher eduation (i.e. state governance) it will help you.

I'm in a class of 21 with 18 girls. I just happened to make a phone call on a whim one day, over four months after the application window was closed, and I was accepted by the end of the conversation. Being a dude won't hurt, and it'll probably help.

I'm in a similar position as you. I'm 28, already had a sciencey B.S., with all of the prereqs knocked out from a previous life. My GPA was .3 higher, but that's not much.