How Many Men Are Nurses?

This just-released report from the Census Bureau – Men in Nursing Occupations – indicates that almost 10% of the nation’s 3.5 million nurses are men. Among the highlights of this report are:  male nurses outearn female nurses, $60, 700 to $51, 000; 41% of nurse anesthetists are males; and in 1970, men comprised 2.7% of RNs while in 2011, they made up 9.6% of this group. For those with an interest in history, here is a brief article on Trained Male Nurses from the August 6, 1892 issue of The British Medical Journal.

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