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. Today, 10% of nurses are men. According to the National League for Nursing (NLN) 2015-2016 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.