Monday, May 11, 2009

Nursing is Not a Gender


As Nurses Week continues, let's remember that nursing is not a gender, it is a profession. In fact, the first nurses were men, and men dominated the nursing profession for centuries.

Today, men make up about 6-7% of the civilian nursing workforce in the U.S. In the U.S. military, men make up about 35% of the nursing workforce.

The art of nursing is not just for women. Help us to grow the nursing workforce by encouraging others (men and women alike) to become nurses.

photo: Microsoft.com

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