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Men in Nursing

General Statistics (http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Men_in_Nursing_Occupations.pdf)

  • 9% of all nurses are men. 91% are women
  • The above numbers break into 330,000 and 3.2 million
  • In 2013, male registered nurses earned an average of $1,236 per week, while women earned $1,086 (http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat39.pdf)
  • Male nursing assistants earned $499 a week, compared to $450 in women (same as above)
  • In total, female nurses make $.91 to the $1 compared to male nurses

Employment Breakdown for Male Nurses (http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Men_in_Nursing_Occupations.pdf)

Male Nurse Anesthetists ***VERY INTERESTING*** (http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Men_in_Nursing_Occupations.pdf)

  • Even though only 1% of male nurses are nurse anesthetists, 41% of all nurse anesthetists are male. That is partly why male nurses as a whole make more than female nurses.
  • Male nurse anesthetists earn an average of $162,900 a year

Distribution of Men in Nursing (http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Men_in_Nursing_Occupations.pdf)

  • LVN: 8% of LVNs are male. They earn an average of $40,200 a year
  • RN: 9%, $61,900 a year
  • Nurse Practitioner: 9%, $96,400 a year
  • Nurse Anesthetist: 41%, $162,900 a year

Increase in Male Nurses (http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Men_in_Nursing_Occupations.pdf)

Male Nurse Satisfaction (http://www.amnhealthcare.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Healthcare_Industry_Insights/Industry_Research/2013_RNSurvey.pdf)

  • 84% of male nurses are “satisfied” with their choice of nursing as a profession
  • 90% of women meet the above statistic
  • As a result of those statistics, men are more likely to leave their job as a nurse than women are

Male Nurses in an Urban World (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/nursingworkforce/nursingworkforcefullreport.pdf)

  • 9.4% of RNs working in urban areas are male
  • 7.8% of RNs working in rural areas are male
  • 8.5% of LPNs working in urban areas are male
  • 4.8% of LPNs working in rural areas are male

Male Nurse Work Environment (http://www.amnhealthcare.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Healthcare_Industry_Insights/Industry_Research/2013_RNSurvey.pdf)

  • 12% of male nurses work 50 hours or more per week, compared to 6% of female nurses

General Nursing Statistics