More men are turning to nursing, seeing it as a growing profession that offers job security and advancement opportunities. "I wanted to be in leadership and looked to get into it. There is an ability to grow. Nursing is very dynamic," said Ariel Echevarria, an assistant nurse manager in the medical ICU/stepdown unit at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, N.J. In 2011, 9.6% of registered nurses were men, compared with 2.7% in 1970.

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