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Wanted: More men in nursing

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Randolph "Randy" Rasch, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Nursing is one of the world's most diverse occupations. It offers a variety of workplace settings, client populations, and healthcare specialties. Challenging and rewarding careers exist in direct patient care, administration, education, and advanced practice nursing, to name a few. Workforce demand is usually high, and with some retooling or additional education, nurses can develop expertise in other areas of the profession. One might think that the focus on helping people, the autonomy, the opportunity for career advancement, and the opportunity to work in a variety of geographic areas would be attractive to men across the nation, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Traditionally, nursing has been and continues to be a female-dominated profession. Some feel that nursing should remain a "female" profession, but the fact is, to meet rising healthcare demands, we'll need to recruit and retain more men.

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Publication
Men in Nursing, 2006; 1: 34-39
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Men in nursing, Recruitment strategies, Gender issues