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