Men in Nursing

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.

Why Male Nurses are in Demand

  • The nursing industry is still dominated by women, about 90 percent depending on the type of nursing.
  • The average salary for an experienced RN is about $68,594 per year. 
  • New graduate (entry-level) RNs earned an average of $53,376 per year. **
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (September 2010), more than one million new RNs will be needed by 2016. *
  • RNs remain the top occupation for the largest job growth. Gov. analysts project that more than 3.4 million new RN jobs will be created through 2028.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
**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 Ann-Marie Jones at

Men in Nursing Scholarship Established
As part of GCC’s continuing efforts to foster greater gender diversity in the nursing profession, the Gateway Community College Foundation is offering a $500 scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year for a male nursing student accepted into GCC’s nursing program.

Applicants must also prove a need for financial support, have a minimum 2.7 GPA and meet additional criteria. The scholarship was established by Sam Osei, RN, a 2006 graduate of GCC’s nursing program, to advance the college’s Gateway Men Embrace Nursing (G-MEN) initiative.