GENDER ROLE IN NURSING NOW DIVERSIFIES

GENDER ROLE IN NURSING NOW DIVERSIFIES

The female-dominated nursing role is now expanding its definition for more male nurses too.

With today’s demand for more nurses and the changing economy, a growing male presence in the nursing field is a one great way to improve the growth of healthcare.

Quoted in an article, the U.S. Census Bureau said, “Men were a big part of the nursing field until the Civil War, when women had to step in and provide care for men who served in the military.”

Only 13% of nurses in the United States are men, but its share has progressively grown since 1960 when the number was barely 2%, according to a working paper published recently by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Based on a data brief update in 2017 published by the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, College of Nursing in Montana State University stated, the number of men in the nursing workforce continues to increase reaching over 350,000 FTEs in 2016.

 

 

SOURCE: http://healthworkforcestudies.com

 

With male RN’s, on average, 2 years younger than female RNs.

SOURCE: http://healthworkforcestudies.com

No matter what the outcome may, in the coming developments in the nursing workforce, the need for more medical professionals, not just nurses, entails a bigger, positive progress in gender role.

Erudite Nursing Institute, in today’s challenging demand to invite more prospective individuals in the health sector, supports the changing aspect of gender role in nursing career.

The scenario conveyed the workplace is gradually changing into a fairer, more diverse work hub and the institute, together with government organizations and health offices strive for a better healthcare industry in the future: innovative, patient-centered, and most of all, rational in terms of opportunities in career.

 

LINK SOURCES:

https://www.wmar2news.com/news/health/growing-number-of-male-nurses-shattering-stereotypes

https://www.census.gov/

http://equitablegrowth.org/working-papers/rising-share-men-nursing/

http://healthworkforcestudies.com/publications-data/data_brief_update_current_trends_of_men_in_nursing.html

 

 

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