Nursing, other jobs may face labor shortage in elderly care as baby boomers retire

Aug 19, 2012 Read more: Alabama Live

Students during the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, May 14, 2010.

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CV Compton Shaw

Renton, WA

#1 Aug 21, 2012
I would not recommend nursing as a career to anyone, especially men, unless one or both of the following occur:
1. Men are given "protected" civil rights status in nursing as a profession that has traditionally discrimnated against men in education and employment.
2. A significant and prolonged nursing shortage develops such that the demand for nurses and nurse employment becomes so imperative that discrimination in education and/or employment because of gender is precluded by the same.
Neither is currently the case such that I would suggest that currently licensed nurses, especially men, attempt to find employment outside of nursing and that others refrain from entering nursing.

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