Study: Nursing Workforce Is More Diverse, Educated and Male than Before

There is increased diversity in gender and race/ethnicity within the nursing workforce, according to a new study.

from Becker’s Hospital Review

A study, published in Nursing Outlook, found more males are becoming nurses: 8.8 percent of males became licensed in the 2004 to 2005 cohort compared to 13.6 percent in the 2014 to 2015 cohort. There has also been more diversity in the nursing workforce. The report found the percentage of white-non-Hispanic nurses who were licensed was 78.9 percent in 2007 to 2008 compared to 73.8 percent in 2014 to 2015.

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