More men becoming nurses, according to numbers from polytechnics and health-care institutions
Published on Aug 6, 2014 7:01 AM
More men are signing up to be nurses, if the numbers at the polytechnics and health-care institutions are anything to go by.
Many of them cite job stability and the rapidly growing health-care sector as major pull factors.
At Nanyang Poly (NYP), 18 per cent of the 600 students on its nursing course this year are males. This is up from the 14 per cent in 2010.
At Ngee Ann Poly, male students made up 15 per cent of the cohort when its nursing programme started in 2005. This has since gone up to 20 per cent.
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