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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Men in Nursing Occupations

Detailed tables           
Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace,
Census Bureau Reports

The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown over the last several decades, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study released today.
The new study shows the proportion of male registered nurses has more than tripled since 1970, from 2.7 percent to 9.6 percent, and the proportion of male licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses has more than doubled from 3.9 percent to 8.1 percent.1
The study, Men in Nursing Occupations, presents data from the 2011 American Community Survey to analyze the percentage of men in each of the detailed nursing occupations: registered nurse, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse. The study, and accompanying detailed tables, also provide estimates on a wide range of characteristics of men and women in nursing occupations. These include employment status, age, race, Hispanic origin, citizenship, educational attainment, work hours, time of departure to work, median earnings, industry and class of worker.
"The aging of our population has fueled an increasing demand for long-term care and end-of-life services," said the report's author, Liana Christin Landivar, a sociologist in the Census Bureau's Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch. "A predicted shortage has led to recruiting and retraining efforts to increase the pool of nurses. These efforts have included recruiting men into nursing."
Men typically outearn women in nursing fields but not by as much as they do across all occupations. For example, women working as nurses full time, year-round earned 91 cents for every dollar male nurses earned; in contrast, women earned 77 cents to the dollar men earned across all occupations.
Because the demand for skilled nursing care is so high, nurses have very low unemployment rates. Unemployment was lowest among nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists (about 0.8 percent for both). For registered nurses and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, these rates were a bit higher, but still very low, at 1.8 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively.
Other highlights:
--There were 3.5 million employed nurses in 2011, about 3.2 million of whom were female and 330,000 male.
--Of the employed nurses (both sexes), 78 percent were registered nurses, 19 percent were licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, 3 percent were nurse practitioners, and 1 percent were nurse anesthetists.
--While most registered nurses (both sexes) left home for work between 5 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. (72 percent), a sizable minority (19 percent) worked the evening or night shifts.
--The majority of registered nurses (both sexes) worked in hospitals (64 percent). The majority of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses worked in nursing care facilities or hospitals (about 30 percent each). The percentages for hospitals and nursing care facilities are not significantly different from each other.
--In 2011, 9 percent of all nurses were men while 91 percent were women. Men earned, on average, $60,700 per year, while women earned $51,100 per year.
--Men's representation was highest among nurse anesthetists at 41 percent.
--Male nurse anesthetists earned more than twice as much as the male average for all nursing occupations: $162,900 versus $60,700.
The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs for even the smallest communities. Ever since Thomas Jefferson directed the first census in 1790, the census has collected detailed characteristics about our nation's people. Questions about jobs and the economy were added 20 years later under James Madison, who said such information would allow Congress to "adapt the public measures to the particular circumstances of the community," and over the decades allow America "an opportunity of marking the progress of the society."
1The difference between the 2011 estimate and the 2000 and 2006 estimates for percentage of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses who are men is not statistically significant.
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Mar 2 Reminder: Movie Screening at Colonial Heights Christian Church

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Dear Community Partners,
Please be so kind as to send out this reminder to our community one more time.
Thanks so much!
HOPE HOUSE Benefit Movie Screening
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Colonial Heights Christian Church, FLC
105 Meadow Lane, Kingsport
6:30 p.m.
Tickets in advance at LifeWay in Kingsport & Hope House Center for Women
$5.00 / $7.00 at the door.
For more info call: 423-247-7994

Angie Martin
Center Director
Hope House Center for Women
(423) 247-7994 / 914-7609

Jeff Fleming
Kingsport Blog

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Two Dobyns-Bennett Students Candidates for Presidential Scholar

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Two Dobyns-Bennett students have been selected as 2013 49th Annual United States Presidential Scholar candidates. Those selected for the Presidential Scholars program are William D. Glasscock, son of Chris and Danelle Glasscock and Jeffrey F. Murphy, son of Jeffrey and Joni Murphy. These two students will compete with the top 3,000 high school students nominated across the country.

"Ninety-four Tennessee high school students have been named as Presidential Scholars in the history of the program. Of the ninety-four, only nine students east of Knoxville have garnered this honor. We are fortunate to have had three of those honored students at Dobyns-Bennett,” said Dr. Chris Hampton, principal, Dobyns-Bennett High School. “D-B had Presidential Scholars in 1986, 1999, and 2009. It is an honor to have two students identified as candidates for this distinction."

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Eastman announces agreement with UNC Chapel Hill

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) announced the signing of a master agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research in chemistry and materials science.
The agreement provides a minimum of $1.5 million over six years to support collaborations between Eastman scientists and UNC scientists, staff and students. Those collaborations include research projects, visits to both the UNC campus and Eastman manufacturing facilities and identifying and applying for federal or other funding opportunities. This collaboration was modeled after and complements the previously announced agreement between Eastman and North Carolina State University.  
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

March Madness! Kingsport Boys & Girls Club 2013 Porsche Raffle

Only 1,200 tickets will be sold
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Drawing on Saturday, March 30, 2013.   Winner need not be present at event. 

Jeff Fleming
Kingsport Blog

Unpacking Obamacare for Your Business

February 20th, 2013

Unpacking Obamacare for Your Business
What your business is facing.
  • Compliance?
  • Penalties?
  • State exchange?
  • Full time v. Part time?
  • How does 2013 effect my business in 2014?
  • What Solutions & Options are available?
  • Where do I turn?
Come join us on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:00am in the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce as we unpack this complex healthcare law and what your business is facing.

Featured speakers:

Alex Renfro JD LLM Attorney with Ratliff Law Firm 
Alex Renfro
David Starkey


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RSVP to David Strickland or call 423-676-4802

Space is limited! 

David Strickland, Barger Group
Colonial Pointe 106 Ferrell Avenue, Suite 6
Kingsport, TN 37663 | 423.676.4802
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Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.