Men in Nursing Occupations: American Community Survey Highlight Report – 25 February 2013

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Men in Nursing Occupations: American Community Survey Highlight Report – 25 February 2013

Media release: Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace, Census Bureau Reports

 “The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown over the last several decades, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study released today.

The new study shows the proportion of male registered nurses has more than tripled since 1970, from 2.7 percent to 9.6 percent, and the proportion of male licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses has more than doubled from 3.9 percent to 8.1 percent.1
 
The study, Men in Nursing Occupations, presents data from the 2011 American Community Survey to analyze the percentage of men in each of the detailed nursing occupations: registered nurse, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse. The study, and accompanying detailed tables, also provide estimates on a wide range of characteristics of men and women in nursing occupations. These include employment status, age, race, Hispanic origin, citizenship, educational attainment, work hours, time of departure to work, median earnings, industry and class of worker.”

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Selected Characteristics of Registered Nurses, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners, and Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses [XLS – 103k]

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