The Men in Nursing initiative at GCC is specifically designed to attract males into the nursing profession by breaking down the traditional stereotype of nursing as a female profession. Click here to read the NerdScholar article about men in nursing.

Why male nurses are in demand

  • Registered Nurses held about 2.6 million jobs in 2008, only 6.6% of them are male.
  • The average salary for an experienced nurse is about $68,594 per year. 
  • New graduate (entry level) nurses earned an average of $53,376 per year. **
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (September 2010), more than one million new nurses will be needed by 2016*
  • Registered nurses remain the top occupation for the largest job growth. Government analysts project that more than 581,500 new RN jobs will be created through 2018.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010
**Connecticut Department of Labor, 2010

Choose a rewarding career where you will…

  • Impact lives on a daily basis.
  • Have endless job opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Enjoy opportunities for constant career development and continuing education.
  • Choose flexible work hours
  • Earn great pay with job stability.
  • Explore your options to travel while you work as a traveling nurse.


For more information about GCC’s Men in Nursing initiative contact Sam Osei, RN at (203) 285-2440 or by email at or Mary Beth Banks at