G 06 SPECIAL SESSION: Creating a Male Friendly Nursing Program: A Blueprint for Increasing Gender Diversity

Tuesday, 19 November 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: Given the underrepresentation of men in the nursing profession, it is essential to develop strategies that will provide a pathway of success for men entering the nursing profession. The purpose of this workshop is to describe how a student governance model at the Penn School of Nursing transformed the School of Nursing into an award winning nationally recognized ď Male Friendly Nursing ProgramĒ. In 2006, the Male Association of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania (MANUP) student organization was formed to provide resources that resulted in increased enrollment and retention of male nursing students. Since MANUPís inception, male admissions and retention have grown exponentially, and as a result, campus wide initiatives focusing on menís mental and physical health have proliferated. Specific strategies will be presented to ensure your School of Nursing is on the cutting edge for institutionalizing a systematic plan for ensuring a gender diverse student body.
Organizers:  Christopher L. Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, FAAN, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Spencer Stubbs, n/a, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Moderators:  Kimberly A. Mitchell, RN, PhD, Nursing, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL