I'm currently finished all of my LPN prereqs in 2012 and waiting for acceptance into the program this fall. But I've been reading about how new grads are having a difficult time finding jobs and I was wondering are female students that are new grads are at a disadvantage since male nurses aren't rare but aren't a vast majority have a better time getting a job as a new grad. I also live in Salisbury, MD (eastern shore) but I plan to move across be bridge to the Baltimore-Towson area.
Aug 19, '13
We all should first understand that Nursing cannot be counted on gender, it is a profession that anyone can take up. I had read this article somewhere that says that the first nurses throughout the world were men. The first nursing school was in India and here only men were considered to be pure enough to be nurses. Today, among all the nurses in the US, 6% are men. In the early 1900's men in military were told to stay away from nursing. But, now at least 35% of the nursing staff in each branch comprises of men. Thus now we can say that both men and women can equally take up nursing and there is no job in nursing that men can not do. The world is in need of more and more nurses. and it doesn't say male or female, but just good, caring and qualified nurses.
Last edit by Esme12 on Aug 19, '13
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