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Men in Nursing

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History, Challenges, and Opportunities


  • Chad O'Lynn RN, PhD
  • Russell Tranbarger RN, EdD, FAAN

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice!

[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career....Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should read this book on men's contributions to the field of nursing. Essential.


From the Foreword:

At a time when all of the world's talent must be tapped to provide the top-notch quality of health care that we all need and deserve, no profession can afford to ignore any of its brightest and best. Gender neutrality in nursing must be attained; our future patients deserve it. Thankfully this book will help.


Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Past President, Sigma Theta Tau International

This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literatureÖ.It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing educationÖ" Score: 96, 4 stars


The editors and contributors...are not afraid to tackle controversial topics like reverse gender discrimination in nursing leadership, masculine styles of nursing care, and the effects of gender on communication and workplace relationships. Other chapters explore the history and accomplishments of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), lessons learned from other countries...and future leadership opportunities for male nurses in the 21st century, including recommendations for a men's health nurse practitioner curriculum." --Minority Nurse

If you're thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O'Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider's view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry.

From the barriers and stereotypes men must overcome, to the basic daily work needs they have as nurses, this book covers the entire spectrum of career-based issues men face today and have faced in the past.

Men in Nursing is the perfect guide for men seeking a career in this fast growing industry. From insider advice and real-life experiences, this new innovative and inspiring guide is a must-have for everyone involved in the field today.

Topics Covered Include:
  • History-Presents an inspirational overview of the contributions men have made to the nursing field.
  • Current Issues - Provides recommendations to address barriers such as reverse discrimination, workplace communication and leadership.
  • Worldwide Perspective - Includes examples from countries outside the United States proving similarities and concerns exist throughout the world.
  • Future Directions-Offers insight and solutions in order to grow and maintain the interest and enthusiasm of men for careers in nursing.
Essential Data Included:
  • List of U.S. Nursing Schools for Men
  • Curriculum Recommendations
  • Top 10 Barriers Men Face
  • Important Research Data
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Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 14, 2006
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102218
  • EISBN 9780826103499

Table of Contents 

    List of Tables
    List of Figures
    Foreword, Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Part I. Our History, Chad E. O'Lynn
  1. History of Men in Nursing: A Review, Chad E. O'Lynn
  2. American Schools of Nursing for Men, Russell E. Tranbarger
  3. The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN): The First 30 Years as Reported in Interaction, Russell E. Tranbarger
  4. Army Nursing: A Personal Biography, William T. Bester
    Part II. Current Issues, Chad E. O'Lynn
  5. The Effects of Gender on Communication and Workplace Relations, Christina G. Yoshimura and Sara E. Hayden
  6. Men, Caring, and Touch , Chad E. O'Lynn
  7. Reverse Discrimination in Nursing Leadership: Hitting the Concrete Ceiling, Tim Porter-O'Grady
  8. Leadership: How to Achieve Success in Nursing Organizations, Daniel J. Pesut
  9. Gender-Based Barriers for Male Students in Nursing Education Programs, Chad E. O'Lynn
    Part III. International Perspectives, Chad E. O'Lynn
  10. Gender-Based Barriers for Male Student Nurses in General Nursing Education Programs: An Irish Perspective, Brian J. Keogh and Chad E. O'Lynn
  11. Men in Nursing in Canada: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, Wally J. Bartfay
  12. Men in Nursing: An International Perspective, Larry D. Purnell
    Part IV. Future Directions, Russell E. Tranbarger
  13. Recruitment and Retention of Men in Nursing, Susan A. LaRocco
  14. Are You Man Enough to Be a Nurse? Challenging Male Nurse Media Portrayals and Stereotypes, Deborah A. Burton and Terry R. Misener
  15. Men's Health: A Leadership Role for Men in Nursing, Demetrius J. Porche
    Epilogue, Russell E. Tranbarger