Month of Misconceptions-Week 2

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on October 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Myth: Nursing is a female profession


Truth: The majority of nurses are female, but male representation has steadily increased since the 1970’s. The U.S. Census Bureau found that the percentage of male nurses increased from 2.7% in 1970 to 9.6% in 2011 (latest data). The goal of the American Assembly of Men (AAMN) is for 20% of the nursing workforce to be male by 2020. Nursing is moving toward a more diverse workforce.


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