Male Nurses Worldwide

None of the countries with more make nurses are known for egalitarianism


International Nurses Day is celebrated all over the world on 12th May, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Every year the International Council of Nurses commemorates the day by distributing an International Nursing Day kit. The kit includes educational materials about a particular theme – this year it is Closing The Gap: From Evidence to Action and aims to raise awareness of inequalities and to find ways to change practices for the better.

With International Nurses Day approaching I thought I would look at the numbers of male nurses around the world and see how they compared.

This graph shows the percentage of male nurses by country

This chart shows the numbers of male and female nurses by country

As you can see, the numbers of male nurses the world over is low, but there are certain trends. In the UK, men make up 10.6% of the nursing…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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