What is the importance of male nurses in the healthcare industry?

What is the importance of male nurses in the healthcare industry?


The term ‘nurse’ is generally associated with women.  However, it is to be noted that the first nurses in the world were actually men.  World’s first nursing school was established in 250 BC in India. It was a period when it was common assumption that men were ideal choice for nursing profession. However, today nursing is female-dominated profession.  Though, there has been effort being made to make gender equality in the profession but still the number or male nurse are low as compared to female nurses in India. Let’s discuss the importance of male nurses in the healthcare industry.

Importance of Male Nurse in Healthcare Industry

Career is in demand:

It is well known that nursing is a rapidly growing profession. According to the recent study conducted by Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job openings for nurses are estimated to be increased by 16% between the years 2014 to 2024.

Due to the heavy demand for nursing careers these days across the globe, having good expertise and quality training in clinical practice is required for every nursing career aspirant. The graduate training in nursing in India provides the opportunity to the students to get high education in other countries. Having a Ph. D or Master’s degree in Nursing also helps to get Government jobs as well as corporate administrative jobs.

Ample of Opportunities

With the increase in health care needs, Nursing courses are being considered as the best career options, and accordingly, various post-graduate residency programs are being introduced in various nursing colleges in Kolkata, which are some of the top nursing colleges in Kolkata today. Nursing Course as a career option is highly job-oriented these days.

Scope in Nursing Course for Males

Nursing course has four-year degree program and two-year degree program known as B. Sc nursing and Post Basic B. Sc nursing respectively. Both of these programs include practical sessions, classroom learning and also clinical learning. This course emphasizes on preparation of students to graduate in nursing course and make them qualified nurses.

Career Prospects after Nursing Course for Male Nurses

The following are some of the career prospects after pursuing B. Sc nursing and M. SC Nursing;

  • Industrial nurse in Companies
  • Infection Control Nurse
  • Nurse Supervisor
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Academic Counselor in Nursing Colleges
  • Professor or Lecturer in Nursing Colleges

Apart from, a male nurse can also pursue higher education which includes the following;

  • M. Sc in Nursing
  • Enroll in Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Master’s in Public Health
  • Ph. D in Nursing
  • MBA in Healthcare Management

MNG Academy – About us

MNG Healthcare is the leading Nursing Practical training institute in Kolkata & West Bengal. Where we provide tuition & coaching on anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, health and hygiene, first-aid & other nursing and pharmacy subjects. Assured Placement Opportunities for those who have completed their Auxiliary Nursing & Family Welfare Training (18 Months), Nursing Assistant (GDA Advance – 12 Months) & Caregiver (6 Months 40 Hours). Specialized in Practical Training.

Our Mission & Vision:

We aim to deliver the highest in learning in both theoretical & practical learning in terms of medical profession & career guidance and counseling. To make each & every students that comes to our Academy professionally adept in handling all nursing duties, by making them ready for the healthcare industry.

MNG Academy is situated at @ Address: 134/1 Southern Avenue, Gol Park, 3rd Floor, Kolkata – 700 029, Contact us at Toll-Free: 1800 8891 301,

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