The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 103

Hi All! I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program. I already have an Associate in Science, but I'll be getting another ADN and then... Read More

  1. by   NewMexicoJohn
    Good for you! I went back to school in my mid 40's and I find I am a better student now than I have ever been in my life. Nursing is a demanding and well respected field. You will do well. I envy your welding skills though! I have tried to do a nice clean weld for a long time and it's not easy. I am very proud of you brother. Keep it up.
  2. by   jasonwillhelp
    I know this is an old post, but just wanted to say I'm in the club! I am 35 years old, married with 2 kids and in my 2nd year of school.
  3. by   Conan the Nurse
    I am a guy going for an accelerated BS to BSN.
  4. by   MikeFromMT
    And another one checks in, I've been knocking out pre-reqs for a year and a half and just started "The Program"
    See you 'round campus.
  5. by   toppermost
    Hi all.

    Im in Phoenix, AZ (actually Scottsdale). I am 31. I have a BA in anthropology.

    As of today (Sep 22, 1010) I am a nursing school applicant. In 3-4 semesters I will start classes. Between now and then I am trying to get hired on with a hospital as.... whatever they will give me!
  6. by   Thex
    I am 18 and I will be attendin a Nursing program in Greenville, SC. What are some of the grants? I can get because otherwise I can't pay for college and I am still asking myself can I be successful in this carreer? I have mild Cerbral palsy I hope it don't get in my way of becoming my dream, the ultmate dream is to be a NP I don't think I can become a doctor but maybe a P.A I want to make the world a healthier place and I know that this is my calling.
  7. by   TriNitroToluene
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a 21-year-old senior year BSN student from Connecticut. I don't mind answering questions about nursing school.

  8. by   x489
    Hey everyone! I'm a former history teacher starting my accelerated BSN program at Chamberlain in Addison, Illinois starting Oct. 25th.. any advice for starting from scratch?
  9. by   Pokytrokyt
    Quote from x489
    Hey everyone! I'm a former history teacher starting my accelerated BSN program at Chamberlain in Addison, Illinois starting Oct. 25th.. any advice for starting from scratch?
    Congrats on starting your BSN program. I'm in my 3rd semester of the accelerated BSN program at Georgetown U in DC. I'm not sure if your program is structured like mine, but there are probably a couple things I can suggest.

    - Try not to fall behind. Once you get busy during a semester, it's hard to catch up.
    - If you have a summer semester in your program, that may be your hardest. It is really hard to stay engaged and motivated to study when everyone else is outside having fun
    - I found the courses on Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Med/Surg to be the most challenging. For me, that meant spending less time on less challenging courses, so I could focus on the hard stuff.
    - If you plan to work in a hospital after graduation, try to do clinicals (if you have a choice) in hospitals that hire new grads.
    - Nursing schools are great at training, but mediocre at job placement. No matter what your school promises in terms of job placement for graduates, job placement is ultimately your responsibility.

    Best of luck!
  10. by   gwlarson
    Joining the ranks...
    ADN program at Sanford Brown Institute here in Jacksonville, FL.
    Am in my last classroom session, then on to Precepts..
    Not only am I the only guy in the class, I am the
    Career change from logistics to Nursing..
    Looking forward to getting done with the program and out in the field.
  11. by   offshore
    Hey guys, Just got accepted to a RN program down here on the Gulf Coast for the spring. Was in a rad tech program before this, and didnt really care for it because it wasnt hands on enough for me. I've already gone through a bunch of clinicals/EKG/Phlebotomy rotations in that program so I'm hoping that will help out with the new one, and hoping that nursing works out for me. Already have all the pre-reqs and everything done so we'll see how everything goes.
  12. by   Phyxius
    Sup dudes, just took the NCLEX-PN today and got the good pop up. Guess you can count me in the ranks soon enough.

    Former military cop, big career change. So far I find it be the most rewarding thing I've done and look forward to the various branching opportunities that exist!
  13. by   Ackeem
    Ok. I'm 17 and I just got accept at UWI in my country to do a Bsc in nursing its a 3 year program. I'm looking foward to it, hope I see some fellow men in my classes though, don't wanna feel like an outcast, because I'm more of a masculine person and I don't hang around with girls that much (I'm totally straight for the record) but I hope for the best.

    I just join this site its really supportive being there is a lot of male nurse And students on here, and I dont have any friends on here yet so be sure to send me some friendship request. Peace