Gender Matters: An Analysis of Practice and Policy Issues Faced by Female Nurse Educators in Academe

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153105
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender Matters: An Analysis of Practice and Policy Issues Faced by Female Nurse Educators in Academe
Abstract:
Gender Matters: An Analysis of Practice and Policy Issues Faced by Female Nurse Educators in Academe
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Herron, LaWanda, PhD, MSA, MSN, FNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Holmes Community College
Title:Instructor
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to analyze the impact gender has on higher education's practice environment and policy development as experienced by nurse educators in academe. Methods: Drawing on extensive interviews with nurse educators, this study examined women?s struggles to gain authority and respect in the academic profession and to use that authority to affect policy change. Hierarchies within academia place the status of women subservient to men and the crisis in the nursing profession could not be adequately explored without utilizing feminist critical analysis to highlight the disparities between men and women. Results: Two major themes revealed in all interviews were: "Being a woman, nurse, and faculty member" and "Gender role conflict." Six minor themes that expressed the richness of the major themes were: gender role orientation, reward and punishment in higher education, paradoxical communication, us and them mentality, lack of support within the profession, and more career opportunities for women. Conclusion: Nursing is bound in an ideology based on women's duty and members of the profession have had to battle sexiest beliefs, values, and biased policies. This research highlights that as women rise in academe, they are stymied at a certain level by the remaining hierarchal forces which in the past barred women from professional life altogether. These forces decreed a sharp division between men and women, assigning men to intellectual pursuits, women to emotional and relational ones.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender Matters: An Analysis of Practice and Policy Issues Faced by Female Nurse Educators in Academeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153105-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender Matters: An Analysis of Practice and Policy Issues Faced by Female Nurse Educators in Academe</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Herron, LaWanda, PhD, MSA, MSN, FNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Holmes Community College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lherron@holmescc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to analyze the impact gender has on higher education's practice environment and policy development as experienced by&nbsp;nurse educators in academe. Methods: Drawing on extensive interviews with nurse educators, this study examined women?s struggles to gain authority and respect in the academic profession and to use that authority to affect policy change. Hierarchies within academia place the status of women subservient to men and the crisis in the nursing profession could not be adequately explored without utilizing feminist critical analysis to highlight the disparities between men and women. Results: Two major themes revealed in all interviews were: &quot;Being a woman, nurse, and faculty member&quot; and &quot;Gender role conflict.&quot; Six minor themes that expressed the richness of the major themes were: gender role orientation, reward and punishment in higher education, paradoxical communication, us and them mentality, lack of support within the profession, and more career opportunities for women. Conclusion: Nursing is bound in an ideology based on women's duty and members of the profession have had to battle sexiest beliefs, values, and biased policies. This research highlights that as women rise in academe, they are stymied at a certain level by the remaining hierarchal forces which in the past barred women from professional life altogether. These forces decreed a sharp division between men and women, assigning men to intellectual pursuits, women to emotional and relational ones.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:02:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:02:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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