The proportions of males getting into the nursing profession is exponentially increasing. However, Nursing is still far from being considered free from stereotyping as a female profession. Also, nurses are still predominantly female with male nurses having only about 5 to 10 percent of the nurse population.
My questions are:
1. What do the employers preferred most when they hire assuming that a male and female applicants have equal competencies? I would like to ask this question since people believe that most women have a kind of natural gift to care just like the care of our mothers when compared with men (empirically, it is true i think). And also many people are not as gender sensitive as others are.
2. Is there a special priveledges just like signing bonus or something to encourage males for a rewarding career in nursing(Philippines and abroad)? I just like to ask this because i remember my mother years before telling me that male teachers here in the philippines were actually given some special grants in order to encourage them to teach in public schools
here in the philippines. Being teaching a predominantly female profession too, I just want to know if there is also a similar case with male nurses.