“I looked online: what’s the starting salary for a nurse? Today, only 83 percent of men between the ages of 25 and 54 with a high school education or less are employed or looking for work, compared to 97 percent in 1964.
And the reason, Stevenson says, may be directly related to how men perceive themselves and the jobs available.
Meanwhile, education and health services, where the workforce is roughly 75 percent female, added 9 million jobs over the same time period.
In fact, since 2007, the health care industry alone — led by nursing and home health care — has added jobs at more than three times the rate of the rest of the economy.
I never thought I would have my own scholarship, but this opportunity has come to fruition and I plan to use every dollar for the good of nursing.
It is wonderful to be able to give back to the nursing profession, and it humbles me to be a part of this year’s recipient’s journey.
Hernandez is preparing to enter a field dominated by women.
In Florida, 89 percent of registered nurses are women, on a par with levels nationally, according to the Florida Center for Nursing.
I have been there, and nursing school is incredibly tough.
To be able to ease the stress of that journey for a nurse pursuing his or her BSN is an honor! Therefore, we want and we need more nurses in this profession.