Im a male and want to be a nurse - page 4

Im a male and I'm currently working on the pre-requisites for BSN. Any advice?? I really would like to start off here and eventually get more experienced and go on to be a practitioner or PA. Has... Read More

  1. by   Smith5
    Thanks for that =]. Im planning on trying to volunteer so I can take a closer look inside and see how I feel about it. While I work on my basics of course!
  2. by   Smith5
    Anyone have any experiences with judgment calls?? What type are made by a nurse?? I'm just wondering, thanks for any experiences =]
  3. by   DeBerham
    You make judgement calls all the time. Some of its mundane and should be rather obvious (for example last night I had a Russian speaking patient who stated at intake that she had no allergies, when I talked to her via translator she has a allergy to lidocaine which the doctor ordered) to gut feelings (my patient doesn't look good, why don't we go ahead, check a pulse ox and do an ekg)
  4. by   Smith5
    Were you very nervous when you first started to make these type of decisions?? How did you over come them??
  5. by   DeBerham
    You start with small things and you'll get more confident as you're exposed to more.
  6. by   Smith5
    Cool what advice would you give to someone like me who wants to get into nursing?
  7. by   DeBerham
    Do well in your science courses. Get your feet wet in health care by working as a cna or emt. Look at schools that you will potentially go to and use the most rigorous prerequisite requirements as a guide.
  8. by   IThinkICan100
    I am in college working on my BSN right now. Afterwards, I plan to finish up my prereqs for medical school. Although, if I decide not to do the prereqs or just decide to go to medical school, I will always have nursing and I would go to aprn school. The nursing field is very exciting and flexible, which is why I chose it instead of an undergrad degree in some premed science.

    If you want to become a physicians assistant, I would just recommend doing an undergrad degree in biology. Biology, a long with most sciences, will have all of the prereqs for PA school. If you rather decide to do a bachelor of science in nursing, it would be more economical to become an aprn.
  9. by   amygoosern
    There is always getting your LNA (licensed nursing assistant) and then taking the course to give medicines. MNA (medication nursing assistance). We have 2 sides (north and south, 1 side gets the Nurse and the other side a MNA. It works out well where I work.