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News: More men entering nursing workforce

Case Management Weekly, March 28, 2012

Men searching for employment as a result of the economic downturn are gravitating toward professions in the nursing industry, The New York Times recently reported.

Nursing may become a viable option for more men facing certain unemployment if the need for factory workers and laborers continues to decrease and predictions for a shortage of 500,000 nurses by 2025 are accurate. .

A 2008 HHS survey found that only 7% of employed RNs are men, but this e number is steadily increasing, the newspaper reported. Many unemployed workers have found assistance to cover the cost of nursing education through the federal Trade Readjustment Act, which offers financial support to individuals who lost their jobs to foreign competition.

Read more on The New York Times website.

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