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The Future Face of Nursing? This Nurse Is Very Experienced Indeed

Photo: Kathryn Hodges, New Jersey's oldest nurse

Kathryn Hodges is 97 years old. She’s also the Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson, New Jersey. That makes her easily the oldest licensed registered nurse of the state, and quite probably the oldest in the country. “Crazy, isn’t it? I always wanted to be a nurse, and I’ve always been one!” Imagine this: Continue Reading

They Need You: The Nursing Shortage Is Real

Chart: Increase of RNs

Are there enough nurses in the country? If you said no to that question, you would be right. But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s look at the numbers. A Million Job Openings The number of Registered Nurses has been increasing rapidly — just look at the chart below! According to the government’s Current Continue Reading

Ever more men work as Registered Nurses

Chart: The Rise of Men in Nursing

There are probably as many as 300,000 male Registered Nurses in the United States – although, as we found out in our last post on #MenInNursing, what the exact number is really depends on whom you ask. What we know for sure is that the number has been steadily rising over the years. Just two generations ago, Continue Reading

How many men are there in nursing? All depends on whom you ask

Chart: What's the percentage of male registered nurses?

There was a time when legal barriers kept men from working as nurses and “nursing schools often refused to admit men.” It took a Supreme Court ruling in 1982 to change that, the report Men in Nursing Occupations recounted. These days it’s hard to imagine that it was ever so. Male Registered Nurses now constitute “a Continue Reading

Go West, Young Nurse?

Registered Nurses: Employment growth (chart)

  Over five years after the global financial crisis, jobs are still scarcer than they used to be in the United States – but not everywhere! In true American spirit, for example, thousands of people looking for jobs – or better-paying jobs – have been trekking north and west to “men camps” in rugged states Continue Reading