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Number of Male Nurses Doubles in 10 Years

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

In today's challenging economy, many people are looking for career paths that offer stability. According to Macleans, nursing is becoming increasingly attractive to many people, including men. 

Macleans reports that according to the Canadian Nursing Association, the number of male nurses in Canada has doubled during the past decade. Although not traditionally a male-dominated industry, the hands-on aspect of caring for patients and a nationwide shortage of nurses have made the profession more appealing to men.

"I’ve been practising [for more than four] years, and haven’t looked back," Mathieu LeBreton, a nurse in the emergency department at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus, told Macleans. "Whether it’s a male nurse or a female, we’re just making sure the patient is safe."

Job security is also a driving motivation for many people training to be nurses. According to the Toronto Sun, many hospitals across Canada are experiencing nursing shortages. Individuals who want to capitalize on the demand for nurses can enroll in the practical nursing program at CDI College.

If you're ready to take the first step towards a demanding, rewarding career in nursing, fill out the form to the right.

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