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Nursing:
ISSUES IN NURSING Where are the men?

How does it feel to be a nurse?

Arant, Matthew ASN

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Abstract

Six prominent nurses speak out about why so few men choose nursing as a profession.

BY THE EDITORS OF Nursing2003

FOR DECADES, the figures have changed little: In 1980, 2.7% of RNs were men. By 2000, the figure had doubled to 5.4%, but men remained only a small minority of nurses.

In this first installment of a continuing series on issues in nursing, we asked six prominent nurses to tell us why they think so few men enter the profession—and how nursing can attract more men to its ranks. Here's what they had to say.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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