For men interested in pursuing nursing, the horizon is changing. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 168,181 of licensed registered nurses in the U.S. are male – 5.8% of the total nursing population – and on average, nursing schools across the country are reporting that more males are applying and enrolling into programs. At Northeastern’s Direct Entry Program, males comprise 12% of the enrolled student population.
In http://absn.northeastern.edu//accelerated-nursing-programs-in-massachusetts/diect-entry-nursing-program-/an economy where job stability is tough to come by, nursing is one of the few fields expected to experience tremendous job growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 22% from 2008 to 2018.