1. Hi ALL out there in nurse land,

    I am to start the RN Degree next year after ditching it half way in my mid 20,s 10 odd years ago.I am going to complete the course at the University of Tasmania in Launceston.How are males treated these days in the workplace and how tough is the science component to the course.I really want to make a break from my old mandane work as a real estate valuer and make a different and career progression.I have nothing to lose no wife or kids and feel the educational experience will be a good one.


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  3. by   suebird3
    hi, mark! welcome to allnurses.com! we have 2 forums you would be interested in: the male nursing forum and male nursing student forum . we also have an australian and nz nurses forum. hope this helps, and good luck!

  4. by   suzy253
    Hi Mark welcome to Allnurses!
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you! Welcome to Allnurses!
  6. by   mermaid36
    hi there mark! i am new as well and will be starting nursing pgm next summer. your intro caught my eye as i have concerns about the science as well! but i think if i utilize the student learning assistance center on campus, which i imagine there will be one at yours as well, i can make it through the nasty chemistry and microbiology just fine! and so can you.
    good luck!
  7. by   ward1
    Thanks for your reply,
    So you are making the career shift aswell at 36yrs and are male too.Could you tell me about the job perceptions in the Usa and course details time ect.

  8. by   mermaid36
    Hi Mark-oops! I'm actually a woman-sorry...Though there are several men in my pre-nursing courses so far. And personally it seems to me male nurses are very much embraced here. There seem to be many websites on the subject of male nursing as well, so that's great.
    More on the science: My microbiology book came with a CD that is SOOOOO helpful!!!! If any of your sci. books come with these helpful tutorials and science isn't your strongest suit (like me), use them!
    Again good luck,
  9. by   ward1
    Hi Mermaid what is your real name?
    Thanks for your response letting me known male nurses are well embraced in the USA and Cd rom it a useful learning tool in Science particularly.Could you also let in on the length of the course and tuition fees-as for me I am able to finish program in 2 years provided I am not dump an the fees are around 12000 AUD paid back once u start work.I having a feeling it is a fair deal up against what faces u over there to be come a RN.

    Take Care
  10. by   ward1
    That should be Dumb would never get a typist job!!! is the job I want!!!the male form anyway of this icon.