In this video, three male nursing pupils from Rush University College of Nursing speak about why they picked the nursing occupation and what a nursing job provides, both directly and also professionally.
The nursing industry is still dominated by women, about 90 percent depending on the kind of nursing. Nevertheless, according to United States Bureau of Labor, the number of males who work as nurses has tripled given that 1970, increasing from 2.7 to 9.6 percent.
"Being a nurse is a terrific method to start with an exceptional wage right out of training and college. $40,000-$ 60,000 or even higher in some places and some departments," said Barbara Pieper, "who gets right from college and makes that kind of loan?" Barbara has three son's who are nurses and is the Associate Dean of the BS & MS Nursing Programs at Excelsior College.
According to The Kaiser Family Foundation, there are some states where the variety of men in nursing is growing a little closer to the number of female nurses. For example, for each five female nurses in California, there is one male nurse. Nebraska is the only state that has more male nurses than female nurses with roughly 3 male nurses to one female.
The U.S. Census Bureau specifies that males who are nurses more frequently head toward the higher paying nursing jobs with a bit more edge and adrenalin such as a nurse anesthetist, emergency clinic nurse and flight/transport nurse.
" My earliest son had a real interest in English," Pieper says, "He went back to be a nurse anesthetist, and likes it. He loves the leadership, the authority and the self-reliance he has with having his own practice. He likewise gets to work with doctors and family members, plus have some highs and some lows - the drama that we all love."
"By the time they enter college, lots of students do not know what to do is when they finish. They need to stir their creativity in high school," stated Pieper, "Most individuals don't recognize that nursing requires the smartest, brightest and finest people."
Excelsior College has a collaboration with the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) to assist increase the portion of guys at the bedside. The college's largest academic program is its associate degree program in nursing with over 16,000 enrolled trainees.
"Men do wander more towards working in our E.R., ICU or psych departments. You 'd be hard pushed to discover one in pediatrics. I 'd state our ratio is 70 percent woman and 30 percent male," he describes.
"I remember one instance where it was a cultural difference. A woman needed to utilize a bedpan and asked for a female nurse. I told her I'd have to take a look around, however all the women were on break. I wasn't aiming to be funny, but I told her to hold it or let me help her," he says.
"Some individuals out there think that men who end up being nurses are doing it because they cannot enter into medical school, or they believe they are homosexuals. If you genuinely care about nursing, you're not going to appreciate exactly what individuals believe," he states.
"You can't put a gender on care," Meneghini explains. "The good idea about nursing is that I've never been out of work. I never ever stressed over where my next paycheck would come from. If I ever lost my position on a Monday, I 'd line something up on a Tuesday."