Once a month, members of Men are Excellent Nurses (MEN) gather together to discuss issues related to men in the nursing profession. Together, we:
In the 1970s, only about 1 in 50 nurses were men. As of 2019, men make up about 12% of registered nurses (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Despite this growth, as a historically underrepresented group in nursing, men often face stigma surrounding their profession.
Part of improving the field of nursing means challenging this age-old stigma. When nursing is associated with being a profession only for women, it devalues the work of all nurses. Nurses of all genders add meaningful contributions to the field and are vital to our health care industry.
This group gives men a chance to find solidarity, fight stigma surrounding the profession, and network with other men in the nursing field.
It’s about becoming the best nurses we can be for our patients. It’s about building community and empowering the next generation of nurses.
Anyone! This group is open to nursing students who identify as men as well as anyone who wants to come listen and learn.
Meetings are held once per month during fall and spring semesters in 112C Edwards Hall.
If you have questions or want more information about the MEN Group, please contact Kileigh Guido.
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