Since 2002, Gateway Community College's nursing program has tripled in size producing nearly 300 graduates.
But while women continue to dominate the profession, the nursing program at Gateway's North Haven campus is also committed to recruiting men and increasing awareness.
It's estimated that 93 percent of registered nurses are female while males account for only 6 or 7 percent nationally. But, that hasn't stopped Gateway from recruiting men.
Gateway's Director of Nursing, Sheila Solernou and Gateway graduate and male nurse, Sam Osei talked about a special program called "G-Men" that reaches out into the community.
They both say one of the biggest problem in attracting men is the profession's stereotype and the public perception of males in the program.
But there is a nursing shortage both nationally and in Connecticut.
Sam makes the following recommendation to men thinking about a career in nursing:
- Attractive pay and job stability
- Impacting lives on a daily basis
- Flexible hours
- Allows for continuing educatiion
Find more information on Gateway Community College's nursing program .
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