Ages of male nursing students? - page 6

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... Read More

  1. by   Piggvomit
    I was 20 when i started now im 22 =))
  2. by   2bnurseyjim
    Well im 21 and im just finishin an undergradute degree this year, and startin my nursing degree in sept 09. kinda glad I gave myself three years though, it allowed me know wat I wanted to do.
  3. by   willthrashforcash
    and about that, as far as "something males shouldnt be doing" just want to add a little sidenote here, lol, that i told my gf and some of her friends, the first day i get someone giving me a hardtime about it im going to make it a point and fact to find pink, or purple (girly is what im shooting for) flowery scrubs and go shake there hand, "yes im a male nurse, and im damn well proud of it thank you "
  4. by   Snwbdr
    My response to that is "where else do I get to hang out with 40 something cute nursing students all day long"
  5. by   AZ_LPN_8_26_13
    Quote from paco386
    dude, you're in an envious position. i wish i was 18 again so that i could avoid the detours i took to get where i am now. when i was 18, pursuing nursing was not really regarded as something a male should be doing, and at the time i was not confident enough to break through against that popular mindset. of course, i am such a different person now.

    but then again, i would not trade my life experiences so far for anything. so it was meant to be that i enter nursing at this time of my life.

    good luck to you!!
    that's partly my story too. when i was 18 (back in ancient times - lol ) not only did i not really have a clue as to what i wanted to do with the rest of my life, but nursing back then (late 60's & early 70's) was not even on the radar screen as a career - then it was totally considered a "women's job" - far more so than today. i was meant to do this now, after i'd gained more maturity, wisdom, and a few scars here & there in "the school of hard knocks".....
  6. by   2bnurseyjim
    i couldnt give a **** to be honest. If I wanna be a male nurse thats a pretty respectful career for me. I havent got any real criticism about it, people give me more applaud than anything.
  7. by   moleskine44
    i started Nursing school when i was 17 and graduated BSN at 21. I am 22 now.
  8. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    i started working on my prereqs at 17. now i'm 18 and will get into a BSN-RN program by next year, lasting for 2 years.
  9. by   jman21050
    34 and just finished my first semester of actual nursing school. Three more semesters to go.
  10. by   VanLpn
    I'm 29. I just finished my CNA program. There were 5 other men in my class of 40. I will be doing an accelerated BSN starting Sep 2010 (I'll be 30). I will be 32 when I graduate. My wife is finishing the accelerated BSN this August and there were six guys in her class of 60. One guy was 22 the rest were late 20's/early 30's. Since it was an accelerated program alot of the students were late 20's early 30's with a few forty somethings.
  11. by   Tasenhall
    Sophomore in BSN program, and I am 19, if I get out on time I will be 22 with my RN-BSN.
  12. by   featherz17
    29 with 1 semester to go in the ADN program. We had 9 guys to start out 1st semester, but only myself and 1 other is left. We had 50 students (male/female) to start the program and out of the original 50, only 9 is left.
  13. by   VanLpn
    Quote from featherz17
    29 with 1 semester to go in the ADN program. We had 9 guys to start out 1st semester, but only myself and 1 other is left. We had 50 students (male/female) to start the program and out of the original 50, only 9 is left.
    Wow! 41 people failed/dropped out. That seems like awfully high.

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