This is a relevant presentation that will provide needed insight to remove the barriers that may be present that directly influence the success and retention of men in your program.

Description:

Though men have been caregivers throughout world history, beginning with the reforms of Nightingale, men in nursing have experienced gender bias and discrimination that still lingers today in more subtle forms that is responsible for male attrition rates in education that are much higher in comparison to women (30-50%). Because of the impending nursing shortage the participation of men is needed. The unique barriers that men experience in nursing and nursing education will be identified so that concrete strategies to break down these walls can be implemented to promote the retention and success of men in your nursing program!

Objectives:

  1. Describe the role and legacy of men as caregivers throughout ancient and world history.
  2. Identify the patterns of gender bias and discrimination that men have experienced since the reforms of Florence Nightingale.
  3. Describe the unique barriers that men continue to experience in nursing and nursing education.
  4. Formulate strategies to promote the retention and success of men in nursing education.