1. In what ways was your educational experience more difficult or easier as a male student?
I noticed while in school that being a male in a mostly female dominated area, that some instructors as well as staff at facilities we did clinicals at, males were accepted somewhat easier then females. I dont know why and didnt think it was fair to alot of my classmates, but I did the same work everyone else did.
2. What do you see as the barriers for male nurses in our profession?
The only time I felt any type of barrier was during maternity clinicals, the patients, their husbands and myself were all a little nervous about the entire thing.
3. What do you see as the opportunities for male nurses in our profession?
Opportunities are equal for both males and females in this profession. If you know your stuff, have the education and the personality, you can go anywhere in nursing.
4. What do you view as the value of increasing diversity in the nursing profession for health care?
Value, well I dont knwo if there is anymore value with diversity, women in nursing are strong and well educated, the males entering the field can only compliment a field that has been dominated and built by females.
5. What do you think we can do as a profession and personally to increase diversity in nursing?
Again, the diversity that is coming into nursing, is great, and I think that everyone can work together, continue their education and any transition will be smooth, after all it seems unlike most men women are alot more open to diversity and change, and accepting males into this profession with open arms.