Son was accepted to college

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Son was accepted to college
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Wed, 12-18-2013 - 3:21pm

So I'll definitely have another CS next year (which I knew).  He got accepted early action at his first choice, which is the state U and the same college, same major (nursing) that his sister did.  I figured he'd have an extra edge since not many boys go into nursing still, but he's also very smart--he got into Honors Program and got a small scholarship.  But it was funny--he was reviewing the packet that they sent and they talked about testing for placement in Math & english and how they have a 2 day orientation over the summer and it started to sink in that he really would be going.  Then his 2nd reaction was "they are going to get my transcript at the end of the year?  You mean I still have to work hard?"  lol  and then "the next 4 yrs are going to be hard too."  This is from the kid who voluntarily took 3 AP classes this year and more subjects than he had to to graduate.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 12-18-2013 - 3:49pm
Congrats to him!!!
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Thu, 12-19-2013 - 9:05am

Congrats to your ds! Even if you both knew he wouldn't have trouble getting in - it's still nice to have that 'fat package' come in the mail! and you're right - the majority of nurses still seem to be female. I volunteer at the hospital where dh had surgery over the summer. He himself only had one male nurse between the two times he was there. I've seen probably not more than 10 males nurses over the year and a half I volunteered.

Pam
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 10:09am

DH works with a male NP at work and he's great!  Sometimes it really helps - at least in oncology when patients call and tell him they say this regimen on the internet, dh has said this guy has told them, "If you do that, it will kill you" nice and calmly.  I don't think a woman would do that (or at least not as likely; this guy is 6'6"; super nice but also very practical) so it's a great thing to have those male nurses out there!

Sue

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 1:15pm

One of DD's roommates is a male nurse who she went to college with.  And one of my friends is a guy who used to be a real estate broker and then went back to college to become a nurse.  He's a visiting nurse now.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 12-20-2013 - 2:57pm

Congratulations!  I'll bet he's feeling really great about knowing where he's going!

LOL about "I still have to work?!"  My DD is a music education freshman, but never took music theory in high school.  She had to take a test in July to "place into" the appropriate music theory class as a college freshman, so after HS graduation she had to teach herself enough music theory to avoid being placed in what she called "remedial music theory."  And senior DS is registered for the GRE in January, so now that he's handed in his last paper for this semester, he has to start studying like mad for the GRE, so that when he's finished with his BA he can go on for four MORE years of college.  A good student's work is never done. ;)

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Sun, 12-22-2013 - 5:23pm
That is wonderful! Congrats!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 10-26-1999
Mon, 12-23-2013 - 1:34am
Nice to have that confirmed acceptance - it's still anxiety provoking even if you are pretty sure it won't be a problem. so congrats to your ds! As far as male nurses go, I work in a hospital and it's true, there aren't too many. But I still know plenty, and several have progressed to management. It's an interesting time to get into healthcare right now, with all the changes in the wake of Obamacare. Is your dd seeing any significant changes yet?

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 12-23-2013 - 1:12pm

I'm not really sure.  She is in pediatric cancer so I wouldn't think there would be too many issues as before it was easier for children from poor families to get insurance than adults, but who knows?

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Registered: 11-05-1998
Tue, 12-24-2013 - 11:29am

Congratulations!  It's exciting when the acceptance letters start rolling in!   Greg is also taking 3 AP classes this  year-- no slacking off the final semester for our guys!

Elizabeth

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Tue, 12-24-2013 - 11:35am
Congratulations! So exciting when that first acceptance letter arrives.
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