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Tribune examines Chicago nursing school's quest for male students

June 25, 2003 -- Today's Chicago Tribune includes a lengthy article by Nathan Bierma about attempts by the West Suburban College of Nursing to recruit more men as one answer to the current shortage, including positive quotes from a recent male graduate. The piece includes the by-now-standard recitation of material related to the shortage, and it could be viewed as something of an advertisement for West Suburban, which is owned and operated by West Suburban Hospital. Nevertheless, the article's overall theme remains an important one in a nation where over 90% of nurses are still women. The article also discusses the school's community-based nursing programs, underlining the profession's broad-based, preventative approach to health care.

See the Chicago Tribune Article "Nursing school tries to recruit more men: West Suburban seeks ways to end shortage"