The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 64

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   Roy Fokker
    Awesome! Great to see so many guys takin' the "plunge"
  2. by   deaners
    there are 8 guys in my class (out of 48 students) I think it is great because they guys in my class are pretty close. It's even better when we are in clinical rotations together because some nurses (from past experiences) seem more at ease when there is more than one male student on the floor learning. almost like they aren't being stuck with the "odd man" out... so to speak..
  3. by   KeithEMU
    Add one more to the mix

    I'm a Father of Two, married, Currently a Certified Massage Therapist, starting at EMU to get my BSN. I'm looking forward to it.
  4. by   samanj
    am a second courses student and we are only 9 males out of 60 students in our class and its increasing. am glad to be one of the few good men.
  5. by   gasfocker
    Hello Bros,

    Was premed for a number of years before switching to nursing. Father of two children. Trying to get into the MSN-MECN program at UCLA which starts this coming Fall. Anybody applying to the program hear anything from them yet?
  6. by   -Midget-
    What's up bros? I'm a pre-nursing student, 19 years old, working towards my BSN. My long-term goal is Nurse Practicioner, I believe. This was a long thread, but over the course of two days, a few hours at a time...I read it all and I am really looking forward to being a NURSE! I am very excited about the job flexibility nursing offers! There are not many jobs that have so many different options, and directions to go, with all just one degree or liscense. I look foward to hearing more about all your guy's educational adventures, and experiences working. This will be my first degree, but I think that's just super, the number of people who have left other jobs, old and young, all deciding to follow dreams to get into nursing! Ah, the diversity!
    Last edit by -Midget- on Apr 9, '06
  7. by   marcrn
    Hello Gentlemen,
    I am an ADN with 17+ years experience.
    OK, so I'm NOT a new grad, so sue me. Oh wait before you do, let me check my malpractice insurance, first .
    Anyways, what I can tell you nursing school is tough and will stress you to no end. I did it newly married with a set of twins. But hang in there, It's well worth the ride.
  8. by   drumwhacker
    Hmmm.... Nobody jumped in since 4/09?? Well...... here I sit; working on my FINAL comprehensive care plan. :typing Now if I can make it through 3 more exams, then all will be well.

    BTW: I just turned 39, have been married for almost 14 years, and have an M.A. in general counseling...and hope to receive my ADN on 5/18.

  9. by   NathanDH
    Hey, I am starting a 2-year Upper Division (Junior, Senior) BSN program at Francis Marion in Fall '06. I am 18 years old, I graduated a bit early and started working on my pre-reqs when I was 16. I will graduate in 2008 just after my 20th birthday. I am really excited to be getting started in a nursing program, I have been getting kind of board with general ed classes. I imagine I will be on here posting all the time once fall rolls around.
  10. by   Boltthrower
    Greetings gents,

    I am here in Michigan and just got accepted into the ASN/BSN program for Thomas Jefferson Univ. in Penn. I am extremely pumped that I will get to finally enter a program after staring down the barrel of about a 3 year wait out here in MI. I am trying to get into nursing now after a stint in the Marines and law enforcement. I feel like I could do more with the talents God gave me in a hospital than facing off with a barricaded gunman. So my natural instinct led me to nursing, and if all you guys and gals are not just lying through your teeth, heh heh, I think it is the job for me. I appreciate all the info I have been able to glean from you so far and I hope to continue in the future. Take care all, and keep up the good work.

  11. by   {JAMES}
    Hey! After working 20+ years as a designer in manufacturing, I have had it with layoffs. I should have done this long ago, but now I have finished all my pre-req's for the RN program at my local community college, I'm working part time as a housekeeper at the local hospital (trying to get a nursing assistant's job), and hopefully start nursing school this fall. Oh, and I pray I can do this before I get forclosed on my mortgage. (Bill collectors are calling all the time.) I should get re-imbursed by my employer but that doesn't help alot right now.
    Good luck to all of you!
  12. by   nnayr
    Finally, an all-guy section I can relate to. Hi guys! I'm Ryann, 29 yrs old, single. Nursing is my second course. I graduated as an Industrial Engineer years ago. It was an eye-opener for me to take this second course because of my aunt. She passed away just last year because of cancer and other complications. I saw her pain and suffering and I really regret that moment when I wasn't able to help ease her feeling. She was the one urging me to take up nursing a long time ago. She said she will be so proud and happy if I will be standing next to her in my white uniform. Before she passed away, I made a promise that I will graduate from this course and be a good nurse. That way, somehow, I will be able to fullfill her wishes and hope to make her proud and happy wherever she is.
  13. by   nnayr
    Guys, sorry about my sad story. Right now, I really love studying nursing now and hope to graduate soon. I'm gonna be in my 3rd year this coming school year. I'm so excited just by the thought of it!