The AAMN (American Assembly for Men in Nursing) has set a goal to have 20% on the student nurse population be men by 2020 (20x20 campaign) and yet that goal may be more difficult to achieve than one might think.
This is an issue we all need to work together to fix. We need nurses, good nurses, and it doesn't matter if they are male or female. Nursing is an art, and it isn't for everyone. The same can be said for all careers in health care such as medical assisting. Those with the right inclination need to have an opportunity to make a difference.