More Men Choose Nursing – And Earn More Than Women

Most nurses are women, but the number of male nurses is growing and – no surprise – they earn more than their female counterparts. A new study from the Census Bureau found that while the nursing profession is still overwhelmingly female, the percentage of male nurses has more than tripled, from under 3 percent in 1970 to nearly 10 percent in 2011. The biggest growth has been in nurse anesthetists, which also pays the most, where men’s representation has grown …

That Nursing Shortage? It’s On The Mend, Thanks Very Much

Aging boomers, worried that hospitals and care centers might be short-staffed due to the recent nursing shortage, got some good news this week: There’s been a surge in the number of young people choosing to become nurses. Up to now, the news for the nursing profession has been grim. The number of 23- to 26-year-old nurses dropped by nearly half in the 80s and 90s, causing analysts to worry that as older nurses retired, there wouldn’t be anyone to take …