The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 98

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   jmanshutt
    It's good to see other guys out there, sometimes it feels like i'm the only one!!!
  2. by   charlestonsailing
    Hello Everyone. Another male career changer here. I became an EMT about two years ago and enjoy that part of my job. It is only a side duty at an industrial facility and I don't get to spend much time playing EMT. I have been terribly unhappy in my current field of electrical maintenance and automation. I feel absolutly crazy leaving a good paying job to go back to school fulltime at age 35...almost 36. My wife is supportave as can be and can afford to have me go to school. I leave work in August to finish my last prereqs fulltime. Hoping to start nursing school in January. Taking a leap with both feet here not having been accepted yet and planning to leave anyway. Such is life. I am making sure to not burn any bridges on the way out and the county is always hiring for full time EMTs if I don't get into school in January.

    Very odd being a male planning to enter nursing. Maybe I will go buy a Harley to toughen up my image first LOL!
  3. by   quinnsite
    All I can say is, "Wow". This web site, and this board in particular, is seemingly a god-send. I'm 39 year old father or two, criminal prosecutor (12 years) looking to go back to nursing school (ADN) locally. Like many, this is a much needed career change, and after much soul-searching (and working with a career counselor) I'm excited about the prospect! It makes me feel great to see there are so many other men out there contempating the same course of action. It makes me feel great about the decision. I had been so concerned about starting at this point in my life, but after reading some of your posts I'm reafffirmed about the decision. Good luck to all!
  4. by   davebigs
    welcome and best of luck....
  5. by   ivaylonsd
    Hi guys,
    I just got my acceptance letter from National University in San Diego the generic BSN. I am probably starting in October 09. I have not had a chance to find out yet what is the ratio men/women , but we all have one thing in comment regardless of gender and it is we all want to be nurses. On my TEAS exam out of 30 people there were only 4 guys so i do not expect to see more then 10 guys in my class. Anyway if there is anyone who goes to National in San Diego, let me know. Take care guys.
  6. by   scharkdude
    4 of 30 is better than 13%, well above the national average. Sounds crowded with men, and like you say, regardless of gender we all want to be nurses. Taking my NCLEX next month after graduating in May with BSN. Good Luck to you & keep your nose to the grindstone. Start your NCLEX review questions NOW!
  7. by   Joe N635DC
    Count me in too, I recently earned a Associates degree from the local community college where I earned my pre-req credits. I was recently accepted to the nursing program at Alvernia University. Man what a rush, I'ts gonna be great going to a 4 year school and finishing up my BSN. Been an EMT for almost 6 years and this is something I now wish I had done from the start. The only thing that seems to get me down right about now is the bill for the school. thank god for financial aid!
  8. by   Magnanimous
    53 y/o LVN to ASN bridge program. It's nice to know that us men are growing in this field!!! Good to know that there are a "few good men" in nursing!!!
  9. by   Rescue Ninja
    Amen, bro, were in the same boat!!! Starting in 2 weeks.
  10. by   Rescue Ninja
    Amen, bro, were both in the same boat. Husband, Dad, Provider, Nursing Student. One day, One Week, One Month, One Semester, One Year at a time.
  11. by   ajacketsfan
    I'm a 32 year old male about to be married (October) and am in the process of applying for nursing school. Took my HESI A2 on Tuesday and scored about 95%... going for my interview next Wednesday. I'm really excited, but also really scared as well... it's good to know I'm not the only one.
  12. by   PeaceKeepr
    I'm starting the Darton College program on Aug 17th!

    Husband, expecting father (due in Sept 9, 09)..its gonna get tough, time to see what I'm made of.
  13. by   TooHotinAZ
    Hello guys, I will be starting a LPN program in a few months. Personally, I'm really not bothered about entering a program/field which is dominated by females. On the contrary, I think being a male nurse, at least in some specialty areas, can be a plus. However, what does bother me is that I have to go through a CNA course before I start the core LPN program. RN students get to bypass this detail.

    It's not so much my gender as much as it's my age, I'm 45, that makes me feel a little awkward. This is especially the case because of the CNA detail. You see, I wanted to go straight into a ADN program, but the wait lists were too long. I'm going the CNA/LPN route. However, I will fast track into the RN program after I complete my LPN.

    Bottom line here is that a guy going into nursing is pretty much a nonissue, however, being 45 and male in a class full of 20 something female, and doing the CNA is going to be "different" I suppose. And oh yes, a few of my friends are already calling me a "boy" nurse. LOL.