Today, more and more men are entering the field for the same reasons as their female counterparts—they desire a challenging, rewarding occupation with job security, competitive wages and a variety of career pathways.
The number of men in nursing has risen significantly in the past 20 years. According to the National League for Nursing (NLN) 2014 Survey of Nursing Schools, 15% of BSN students were male. Nursing leaders continue to develop strong initiatives to recruit even more men to the profession. If you have a passion for meaningful work, an aptitude for science and math and a desire to care for others, you can look forward to exciting career prospects as a registered nurse.