group hopes male nurse calendar attracts men to the profession
[color=#6f6f6f]dailyrecord.com, nj - nov 26, 2006
philadelphia -- the new jersey institute for nursing's new calendar featuring male nurses isn't meant to make women drool. in fact it wasn't even made for women, but instead, is part of efforts to encourage more men to join the female-dominated profession.
"we hope that by showcasing some of new jersey's very own men in nursing, their scope of practice settings and their personal and professional interests, that other men will be interested in nursing as a career," debra harwell, the institute's director, told the philadelphia inquirer for saturday's newspapers.
harwell said men represent 5.4 percent of the 2.7 million nurses in the united states.
more than 175 men, nurses or nursing students, applied to be in the calendar put together by the institute, which is the charitable arm of the new jersey state nurses association.
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