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Men in nursing

The number of men in nursing in the United States has slowly been on the rise. At Regions, over 13 percent of our RNs are male, compared with the national average of about 8 percent.

Regions Hospital - Image: Men in Nursing: Charles

Charles, RN, Mental Health

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a MBA, Charles decided to pursue a nursing degree because he truly likes helping others. Charles joined Regions in 2005 as a staff nurse in Mental Health. In 2007, he was promoted to nurse manager. Charles came to Regions because of the many learning opportunities and the rich diversity in our patients and staff; Charles has stayed at Regions because of the people he works with and the patients he cares for.

Regions Hospital - Image: Men in Nursing: Kelly

Kelly, RN, Neuroscience unit.

After his training in physical therapy, Kelly decided it was not the career for him. His wife suggested nursing; Kelly graduated from nursing school in 2002 and today, he loves being a nurse at Regions.

Regions Hospital - Men in Nursing: Ryan

Ryan, RN, Emergency Department.

“I was interested in the nursing profession from a very young age, and I have followed in my mother’s footsteps and I love the variety of patients we care for in the emergency room. I also appreciate working with medical students, residents, staff physicians and physician assistants; the teaching they do is endless and they listen to nurses. The Emergency department is a very dynamic environment but we are able to deliver the best care possible to every patient.” Ryan is a nursing supervisor.”