Welcome to the MCN M.E.N. Group! M.E.N. is an acronym to impress that MCN Men are Excellent Nurses.
Founded by Instructional Assistant Professor Dave Jansen, this is a focus group for men and the profession of nursing.
As a male in the nursing profession, have you ever asked...
• Who are the men of Mennonite College of Nursing (students, alumni, and faculty)?
• What does it mean to be a man in a profession where the majority is women?
• When do men have an opportunity to voice their thoughts and concerns about these issues affecting men in this profession?
• Want to learn more about men in nursing?
Here is your opportunity!
This is a call for the men of Mennonite College of Nursing as well as any interested male students to meet and share regarding the nursing profession.
• Be a part of this focus group to share your thoughts and experiences about men in the nursing profession.
• Enjoy the company of men nursing students as well as those men who have established themselves as a professional nurse. All male students welcome.
• Learn more about the role of men in nursing from those who are active in the field.
The MCN M.E.N. Group meets once a month during the fall and spring semesters and has been a positive opportunity for social networking. MCN M.E.N. explores the history of men in nursing, and invokes discussion about clinical and social issues men encounter as a minority in the profession. The group provides an open discussion of shared experiences plus nursing students' thoughts of how they see men in nursing now and in the future.
The group also participated in a teleconference with Patrick Hickey, an author who is the first nurse mountaineer to have climbed the seven highest summits of the world, and currently a nursing professor at the University of South Carolina. Future interactive conferences are being planned with other men who are in nursing and who have made significant impact on the profession of nursing.