I remember taking a PRE-REQ for nursing school, while I had a gentlemen in my class taking it as a CO-REQ. You can figure that one out. I asked him how he got into the nursing program without having this pre-req done and he said that it was because he was a male. Whether that is true or not, I don't know, but I did take the class with him. I think that due to lower male and minority people in nursing, they do try and mesh more diversity into programs. And yes, this gentlemen did have a great GPA, so he was deserving of being in the nursing program, but it was kind of a slap in the face when I heard the answer as to why he was in before his PRE-REQ's were completed. I actually would think that due to societal (sp)norms of the white female being nurses, that diversity (with a great GPA) is a good thing to bring to the nursing field. I think different cultures, sex and race are an excellent assest to nursing. Since nursing has broadened so much over the years as far as different job choices, anyone who wants to really become a nurse, has something unique to offer. I know that society has a lot of stereotypes, like male doctors, female nurses, etc., but slowly we are changing and anyone can do anything no matter your race, sex, or cultural background. As far as working with male nurses, they are so much more laid back and do not gossip like female nurses are prone to do. Not all female nurses, but a lot of them. I almost feel for the male nurses listening to all of us women at work. Ha!Ha! Good Luck in whatever you choose or whatever chooses you.