Welcome to the Mennonite College of Nursing M.E.N. Group! M.E.N. is an acronym to impress that MCN Men are Excellent Nurses.
The M.E.N. Group is a focus group primarily for men nursing students to provide networking and information to support a student’s career in 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 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 network regarding the nursing profession.
• Be a part of this focus group to share your thoughts and experiences about being a male in the nursing profession.
• Enjoy the company of men nursing students as well as those men who have established themselves as a professional nurse.
• Learn more about the role of men in nursing from those who are active in the field.
The Mennonite College of Nursing 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 thoughts and experiences plus phone and teleconferences from authors and alumni.
In the past there has been a teleconference with Patrick Hickey, a nursing professor at the University of South Carolina, and the first nurse mountaineer to have climbed the seven highest summits of the world, and currently. Also of interest was a teleconference with nursing professor Chad O’Lynn, author of books and articles on men in nursing. Future interactive conferences are being planned with other men who are in nursing and who have made significant impact on the profession of nursing.
All meetings will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in Edwards Hall, Conference Room 112C on the first floor. You are invited to drop in on any part or all of the meetings. Interested female nursing students are invited as guests of a male nursing student. This is not an exclusive group.