Nursing

Blog spotlight: Male nurses try to break free of stereotype

Nurse Leader Insider, May 17, 2010

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Nurses are all too familiar with stereotypes. Just a few weeks ago, nurses around the world spoke out against Mariah Carey’s recent music video for her song “Up Out My Face.” Now, the stereotypes that male nurses face in the profession are being challenged with the help of a national ad campaign: “Are You Man Enough to Be a Nurse?”

Male nurses are rare, accounting for only 5% of the 2 million registered nurses in the United States, but the ad campaign is trying to help break through the stereotypes that male nurses are homosexual and not as caring as female nurses.

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