The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 50
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
Nov 24, '04I'm shifting fields because I don't have the funds or the interest to stay in stride with the tech sector (certs. etc.). Also because it's not a viable enough career field.. I can't stand worrying about my job and it will be outsourced/illiminated.
Nursing looks like it'll prove to be far more satisfying to me, with a more meaningful sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
I also like the idea, that if I want to move to where ever, I can take my job with me.
Quote from puzzledsheepYea it's actually interesting how many of us have come from a computer background! i'm gonna start a lil poll, if yu changed from a computer background, Why did yu?
For me it was beacause i wanted something extra from a job! and i've always wanted to go into the healthcare profession, so idecided it was time to go for it!!!! how bout yu guys?
Nov 24, '04I /wish/ I was doing my prehealth in ireland.. heh
Quote from puzzledsheephey heres another male!!!! i'm doing a pre nursing here in ireland, small group, only 6 but i'm the only guy! yu can have a bit of fun with the women though!!! still nice to see a few males on the site! i was feeling knida intimidated!!!!
Nov 24, '04I grad in 7 days/ or 21 hours from San Antonio college ADN
Our Class is 140 and about 20 are men.
I am an 6yr LVN and see about a 10-15% male staff in our hospital. Most of the male employees are in ancillary services RT PT Tech patho ect....with lots of them taking advantage of our hospital program to pay for RN education in exhange for 3 years service.
I love the science. If you know your patho and your pharm then you will always know what to do..just think it out...fast....its like race car driving ...takes skill and thinking fast.....
I love it.....even after 6 yrs.
I think some of the ladies just whine too much about having to work hard under difficult conditions.... guys thrive in this setting....sorta like a war zone....or football....or team volleyball
aint all yall girls doing that but you know the ones i talking about....sheesh you'd think some of these girls were thinking this was a TV show or something.
nursing is high tech hardwork for really smart people with real lives in the balance....
Nov 26, '04Don't be so narrow minded, they don't just talk about hair and nails, they talk about shopping too.
Quote from DMR1hey
I'm 18 and Im starting the NEPS program in a few weeks (Nursing Education program of Saskatchewan)
I'm taking 4 year course, then working in the ER or as a Perioperative RN for a few years, then I plan to continue my education with a little experience behind me and become a Nurse Practitioner
I'm glad to see so many guys on this board. I am totally FREAKED out that I will be alone in my nursing classes (we have 250 seats, only 12 are guys) and I don't want to sit by myself everyday because I don't want to talk about hair or nails.
Hopefully I'll meet some girls who watch CFL lol. I'm sure there are going to be plenty of people in the my classes that I'll get along with.
Good luck to everyone.
Nov 26, '04Hey Guys,
Glad to see this thread here. I am a first year Nursing student, formerly an HCA, a ratio of 8 to 90 doing diploma Nursing training at uni.
Do all you guys get the following situations happening.
*** slapping by female Healthcare professionals?
References to 'you've got a big strong man washing you today, doris/ethel/winifred, aren't you lucky!
A dangerous feeling of dread and forboding at certain times of the month in wards.
Will buy you all a beer at some point.
Nov 26, '04I googles a pic of your hair polaris... I suggest you listen to the girls...and let them take you shopping.
Nov 26, '04I'm glad to see someone around my age...I'm 53 and will be done in May will take the test for my RN. It was something I wanted to do many years ago, but because of raising a family, good job, ect. it was always on the back burner! I have no regrets with the change of career.Quote from hsg1I'm a 57 year old father of an 18 year old son in college. I'm in an ADN as career change. Was an Army medic too many years ago!
Nov 28, '04Quote from medic78I wonder how many former military medics/corpsman there are who go on for their RN. I was Army from 66 to 71. I was VERY hesitant about going back to school (would the old grey matter work as well?), but found that I did better on my prereqs than I had done back in the 60s. I guess maturity counts for something besides a 10% discount on the earlybird special I start my clinical rotations in January; can't wait! Good luck on your exam.I'm glad to see someone around my age...I'm 53 and will be done in May will take the test for my RN. It was something I wanted to do many years ago, but because of raising a family, good job, ect. it was always on the back burner! I have no regrets with the change of career.
Nov 29, '04Quote from polaris2000ukHehe! and don't forget shoes!!! oh and wha b%$+%!&s men can be!!!! ah only kiddin girls, it woouldn't be da same without ya's!!!!Don't be so narrow minded, they don't just talk about hair and nails, they talk about shopping too.
Dec 6, '04Hello, just thought I'd say whats up to the rest of men in this forum (and I guess the women too, ), nah haha. Hopefully will start at the Univ. of Hawaii next year...
Dec 7, '04Out of like 120 students in my program theres only 7 guys. I love it!. I am currently on a med/surg floor but im looking forward to OB next semester. All i can say to you other guys is if you wanna make your life a whole lot easier while in school buy a pda or pocket pc and update it w/ drug guides and any other programs you can fit. Its worth its weight in gold.
" One semesters tuition for Nursing school 5,000$, 10 books form the school bookstore 700$ , one set of 45.00$, breakfast and a coffee before clinical 8.75$, the smell of your first soap suds enema.....priceless.
Chris from connecticut
24 year old turbo