Men in Nursing

Encouraging men to choose pediatric nursing

Men in Pediatric Nursing

Only about 10% of nurses are male. Even fewer work in the pediatric specialty:

  • Fewer than 2% of the 30,000+ Certified Pediatric Nurses in the U.S. are male.
  • A little more than 2% of 18,000+ Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the U.S. and Canada are male.


We need more men in pediatrics! Here's how you can help:

Men in Pediatric Nursing Posters

In 2016, the IPN visited a special panel presentation hosted by the Duke Chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing. Panelists discussed their career paths, the rewards of working as a pediatric nurse, and much more. Thank you for including the IPN!

Men in Pediatric Nursing Video at Duke University