The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 110

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   WCSU1987
    28 year old male graduated college back in 2011 with a degree in criminal justice studies. Thinking wanting to be a cop hopped aboard an ambulance and caught the bug of wanting to be in healthcare. Started working in the healthcare field in 2010 volunteer with a local ambulance company. From there worked per diem for 8 month's with the anesthesia department at a local hospital as a Tech. Then jumped over to psych where I worked two year's at a hospital. Left to work for a group home for a 6 month's and a month in sterile processing. Now about 6 month's working psych still interested in healthcare field and love patient care decided should get the ball rolling on being a nurse. Bit apprehensive planning to take prerequisite classes coming Spring hoping to bang out everything before I am 30. Really don't want to stop life and don't want to be held back with career goals. Hoping can juggle nursing school with getting married next year and having kids hopefully in the near future. Know being a nurse will offer some stability and advance myself in skills can provide towards patient's. Hoping to continue with psych or into corrections as a nurse.
  2. by   ajmclean
    I'm in my third semester at Keiser University. I'll finish in APR 2016. I'm 56 and on my third career after the military and government contracting. As for a role model, no. I just do what I feel I need to.
  3. by   cyc0sys
    I'm almost half way through my LPN program. This is my third career after the military. I'm not having any problems with the academics or clinicals but the cattiness, cliques, gossip and backstabbing is starting to get on my nerves. Hoping to get into the VA hospital so they can pay for my bridge to RN. Best of luck to all of the other guys out there!
  4. by   ltbugz
    51 y/o here. BS Biology, MS Entomology, 10 years as a US Navy Medical Entomologist. Guess what? Not too many good jobs out there for an experienced bug, here I am in my 5th quarter working on my ASN. Hope to graduate next September and start on my new career. So far, school has been challenging, but not overwhelming and I must say, I am thoroughly enjoying myself!!
  5. by   1_fit_male_nurse2b
    53 this month, Starting block 1 in Jan '16.
    What a journey, but what an experience and my life is never boring.
  6. by   Shawn91111
    36 years old, went from a life in culinary arts, restaurants, hotels etc to going back to school for nursing. Close to done with my pre-req's and will enter the nursing track in the fall. Usually the only guy in the bio classes that have most if not all future nursing track students.
  7. by   icuRNmaggie
    You are all most welcome to join
    We love working with students.
  8. by   KCAmbition
    21 y/o second semester student in an ADN Program in Illinois, and loving nursing school so far. It is tough, but with every grade and exam I feel closer to my dreams of obtaining that RN! Just finished my OB rotation, and it was very exciting/fun/relaxed time now onto Med-Surg. Good luck everybody!
  9. by   CM87
    Recently took a comp test to get in to a nursing program at the local Technology College. I'm a 28 year old male, honorable discharge from the Air Force and currently a personal trainer. The comp test was English and Algebra, I made a 97 on Eng and an 85 on Algebra... I was handed the app to the program and I have all of my financial aide paperwork turned in... Do you think these grades are good enough to get me in? Sooo ready to start this career
  10. by   gere7404
    Put in my application for a 3 year BSN program last month, hoping to interview in April. Previously a medic in the regular Army, then an infantryman in the National Guard. Currently working as a psychiatric nursing assistant in a VA behavioral health unit. From the people who've gone through the program I'm pretty competitive on paper, so hopefully I'll be accepted this year. If not I'll knock out the non-nursing bachelor's requirements at the host university for extra discretionary points when I apply next year.
  11. by   Riggleman77
    I'm a guy just started an LPN program gonna use it as a stepping stone and keep climbing the ladder was a coal miner for 16 years but always wanted to be a nurse now at 38 y/o finally on my way
  12. by   dunce002917
    Present. I'm about to start my BSN course in the fall. I was an ex-premed from forever ago.
  13. by   Pokytrokyt
    Hi guys,

    BS in Computer Science in 1974. BS in Business Admin in 1995. Spent 35 years in IT. Went back to school 5 years ago, full time. Accelerated 2nd degree BSN program at Georgetown. Finished at GU in 2011 at age 59. Now a medical oncology nurse (outpatient) in DC.

    No matter your age or previous career, you can do this!