Taking the plunge


A friend of mine convinced me to go into nursing so I'm gonna be starting my pre-reqs in the spring. My background is in accounting but after 6 years, I can't bear the thought of any more number-crunching.

I was hesistant because to the time involved but I understand there are a number of ACE BSN programs that may speed things up.

So, I'm excited and nervous. I was leery of nursing because I'm a guy and I know most nurses are women but I think it'll work out.

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

Hi! I had an AA in Busness/Accounting from a JC. I did Accounts Payable and also kept the accounting for a small separate fund at a school district. After 5 years of working as an account clerk I finally went off to nursing school. It got boring and after awhile I couldn't stand listening to the other women in the office gossiping and complaining about all kinds of petty things. I wanted to be doing something where I was making a difference in people's lives. I think the one thing I've always had going for me in nursing is that I am very organized. I think that directly comes from my accounting background. While I was in nursing school I found summer jobs working for single owner accounting firms. I could put up with the bookkeeping for 3 months and then go back to school in the fall. 1/3 of my nursing class were guys. Most of the places I worked the male nurses were treated the same as the female nurses. You'll probably find that you'll get more irked by patients who will refer to you as "the doctor" until you tell them you are a nurse, and by the petty gossip and cat fights going on between some of the women. Some women like to play the "guess why I'm upset with you" game rather than being direct and telling you what is bugging them. You'll probably run into some of that too. Outside of that there will be plenty of things to do for patients to keep you busy.

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 16 years experience.

Hi and welcome to allnurses!! :)

There are tons of great male nurses out there ..... lots here at allnurses too! You might want to check out the male nursing forum here too for some great support. I know you'll do great! Good luck to you in school!

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

hello and welcome to the wonderful family of allnurses.com. enjoy your stay, and best of luck to you. :)
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