More Men Becoming Nurses, Census Bureau Reports
Over the past three decades, more men have entered the nursing profession, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Monday. According to the Census Bureau, the proportion of male registered nurses increased from 2.7% in 1970 to 9.6% in 2011. The report also found that in 2011, male RNs on average earned $60,700 annually, compared with $51,000 among female RNs.
- "Report: More Men Entering Nursing Profession" (Payne, USA Today, 2/25).