The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 95

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   jaywolves
    I'm enjoying being one of a handful of guys that are truly serious about the nursing program. The girls - especially the teeny bopper, high school variety - get REALLY nervous when they know they are competing against guys that are KILLING them on the tests and the classwork. Most of the men aiming for our program have the girls WHIPPED points wise. If we can pull the whole program in this manner... it will really be saying something.
  2. by   Sam A
    yeah so many guys out there. am a male nursing student in Ghana (Africa). Trust me the Guys are taking over.
  3. by   Cruciatus
    New nursing student here. Nice to know I'm not alone!
  4. by   daeye4u
    hi friends .im a BSN from India ......its true that sometimes that nursing feels like a feminine profession .but facts here in India shows that male nurses have taken most of the top posts rom the president of the trained nurses association of india to the regulatory body like the Indian Nursing council.....well wat say? we rock
  5. by   ssturgis
    I am admitted to the Michigan ABSN program and expect to be a minority as a 40 year old male. I have not started yet so I do not know the numbers, but, I expect it to be below 10%. Should be fun in any event.
  6. by   RNandRRT
    What's up? Respiratory Care Practitioner married to an RN with 2 kids. Working full time and doing the Excelsior program. Live in Northern Virginia where we are definitely seeing a noticeable increase in male nurses.
  7. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    hmmm i guess i the baby in the guy's club. i'm trying to get into a BSN program and i'm still 18. fresh outta high school baby!!
  8. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Quote from Solidus_Snake
    hmmm i guess i the baby in the guy's club. i'm trying to get into a BSN program and i'm still 18. fresh outta high school baby!!
    Dude, that's freakin' awesome! Keep at it man. I know how hard it can be to get into some schools and all that stuff, but it'll be very much worth it once you get in there and start reaching some goals.

    I spent 10 years working in a steel mill before I joined the Army and got my LVN. I love being in the Army and being a Medic/Nurse here, but I wish I would've done it much sooner. I'm more than 10 years your senior and not yet ready to get into a BSN program. Better to get that education young and get going as soon as you can.

    I wish you well man good luck!
  9. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    wow that's cool! thanks!
    yea, i know how hard it is, i'm in that stage right now but i really hopw it's all worth it at the end, putting up through all these sacrifices and pain. hopefully i can get into a nursing school. that'd be great if i did, then i'd be once step closer to being a CRNA (or NP if things don't go as planned).
    an army nurse huh? i had thoughts about doing that as a CRNA but who knows. i also have been getting thoughts about going into the peace corps too.
    good luck to you too.
  10. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Thanks man.

    The Army isn't for everybody, but we do have one of the best CRNA programs in the country.

    Whatever you decide, just keep at it. It'll be worth it
  11. by   phrozenone
    Male here!!!!!! Just been accepted to an ADN program at Gordon College in Georgia. I'm a lil nervous though...waitin to see if I'll be the only guy in my class
  12. by   jon1989
    Hello all,

    I am a 19 year old male (gay), I am starting my pre-reqs for nursing this summer and will be pursuing my 2-yr ADN and then get my BSN and then going to roll into the fall semester, I am so excited to be doing this, I can't wait, I have thought about this for a long time now, and am finally doing it.

    CONGRATS to all the male nurses who made it and graduated or are currently enrolled or have been nurses for years!!!

    Peace, Love, and Bright Blessings,

  13. by   davebigs
    Good luck to you and best wishes. I have been a nurse for just five years now. Keep the faith during school, it will be well worth it in the end.