Nurse school, which has been an annual rite of passage for many of the women in the workforce for decades, has been trending in the past year, and a new survey from Nielsen shows that it’s becoming increasingly popular.
While only 5% of respondents say they are currently attending nursing school, 25% of them say they’ve already completed a nursing school internship or completed a certificate program.
The survey also found that over the past four years, women who are already in the industry are now nearly as likely to attend a nursing degree than men, with 36% of women in nursing schools saying they are more likely to take on a certificate than men.
As with any trend, there is also a degree of correlation between the number of women who have attended a nursing college and how much they make.
In 2011, the median annual salary for a registered nurse was $58,935, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For the full survey, including interviews with the women surveyed, check out the full Nielsen data here.SOURCE IGN