Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  There are 3,063,162 licensed registered nurses in the United States. That's how many nurses that are licensed,but there are only •  84.8% of the RN population, or an estimated 2,596,599 RNs, were employed in nursing
Men are what percentage of the total nursing population?
•  Approximately 294,063 RNs are men – only 9.6% of the total nursing population.
What is the average age of an RN in the United States?
Only 10.6% of all RNs are under the age of 30. The average age of the RN population in the United States is 46 years.
Are male nurses generally younger than female nurses?
•  The median age for male RNs licensed in 2000 or later is 35, compared with 31 for female RNs.
Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, 2009, http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

I was interested in the number of nurses because I felt this profession had some power!
Why are we allowing ourselves to be assaulted? WHY are we not working with the "powers to be" to help change the culture? Why are we not as a team looking at our community and learning what THEY need.
I feel if we knew the community ,we could get a better understanding of who we deal with and how better to serve them.