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News spotlight: Nursing programs seeing increased male enrollment

Nurse Leader Insider, September 27, 2010

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More males than ever are enrolling in Duquesne University's nursing program in Pittsburgh. Administrators at the school say that male enrollment is up 6% from five years ago, with men comprising approximately 16% of the freshmen class enrolled in the four-year bachelor degree program.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing has also seen a growth in male enrollment this year, with 14 male students out of fifty studying in the program, compared to a single male student last year.

Experts are saying that more men are entering the nursing profession because of an increased awareness of competitive salaries and flexible schedules, and the ability for students to choose specialties in settings other than the bedside, including management, law, or government.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


 



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