Melissa Mills has 20 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Nurse Case Manager, Professor, Freelance Writer.
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The United States government passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, yet American women in all industries continue to make less than men (Sheth, Gal, & Gould, 2018). According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, if the change in pay continues at the same rate of growth between 1959 to 2015, the overall wage gap won't close until 2059 (2017). Does this hold true in nursing?