Saying they ‘share a mind’, male triplets all pursue nursing education
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – “The conversations are endless, especially at home at the dinner table,” says Andrew Horobin.
Andrew is enrolled with his triplet brothers, Luke and Zach, in the nursing program at Southern Connecticut State University.
The triplets were inspired by family members who also worked to help others.
In high school, the brothers participated in a certified nursing assistant program, working as nursing aides during the height of the pandemic.
âCOVID also gave us the opportunity, for me and Luke, at least, to take aâ¦ course to become a firefighter. Then we also took an EMT course,â said Andrew.
Less than 15% of registered nurses in the United States are men.
âIf schools make it easier to get a degree, I think we’ll see more and more of it,â said Associate Professor Maria Krol, who said despite the low numbers, men are joining us. âHaving a male president of the American Nurses Association really highlighted that men have a place in nursing and that they should consider it. “
Triplets find comfort in working together.
âIf I don’t understand something, I can ask them and they will explain it to me in a different way,â Zach said. âWe all share, I guess, one mind. “
âBeing there on someone’s worst day is something I’ve always wanted to do,â Luke said.
“And then seeing people come home, hopefully in a better shape than when they came to see you,” Andrew added.
Andrew and Luke hope to someday work in the emergency room, while Zach turns to pediatrics or labor and delivery.
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