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Men in Nursing

Male NurseThe 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.

NursingFor more information about GCC’s Men in Nursing initiative contact Sam Osei, RN at 203-285-2495 or by email 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 2024-25 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.