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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159865
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Males in Nursing: Perceptions of Their Educational Experience
Abstract:
Males in Nursing: Perceptions of Their Educational Experience
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wood, Terry, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 306 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA
Contact Telephone:314-454-7066
There is evidence that male enrollment is increasing in nursing education. However, there is a paucity of recent literature detailing the experience of males in predominately female-dominated educational settings. A phenomenological approach was selected to describe the perceptions of what it was like to be male and a student in nursing education. The second and related purpose was to describe the nurses' perceptions of factors related to retention. The theoretic framework included the male nurse, male nursing student, role theory, social network and social support theory. The philosophical framework based on Colaizzi's phenomenological method was utilized for data analysis. Established guidelines for rigor in naturalistic inquiry were utilized to promote credibility and transferability. Thirteen nurses were interviewed. Significant statements were identified and theme clusters, themes, and subthemes emerged. The following theme clusters were revealed: (a) choosing nursing, (b) living the experience, and (c) reaffirming the choice. Nurses identified pragmatic as well as humanistic reasons for choosing nursing. They identified obstacles to entering nursing. In describing their experience, the nurses stated they felt special in that they were told they were needed in the nursing profession. However, they also indicated they felt unwelcome while in the obstetrical clinical rotation, They felt challenged to do more than the female students and overwhelmed by being surrounded by females. They felt singled out and used for their physical strength. Most participants stated they had gained new insights as a result of their educational experience. Social support was identified as a factor influencing retention. Nurses also identified internal factors that led to retention in an educational program. The results may be helpful to educators and others involved in recruiting and retaining males. The findings may increase the sensitivity of nurse educators and others as they relate to male students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMales in Nursing: Perceptions of Their Educational Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159865-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Males in Nursing: Perceptions of Their Educational Experience</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wood, Terry, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 306 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-454-7066</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tlw5579@bjc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is evidence that male enrollment is increasing in nursing education. However, there is a paucity of recent literature detailing the experience of males in predominately female-dominated educational settings. A phenomenological approach was selected to describe the perceptions of what it was like to be male and a student in nursing education. The second and related purpose was to describe the nurses' perceptions of factors related to retention. The theoretic framework included the male nurse, male nursing student, role theory, social network and social support theory. The philosophical framework based on Colaizzi's phenomenological method was utilized for data analysis. Established guidelines for rigor in naturalistic inquiry were utilized to promote credibility and transferability. Thirteen nurses were interviewed. Significant statements were identified and theme clusters, themes, and subthemes emerged. The following theme clusters were revealed: (a) choosing nursing, (b) living the experience, and (c) reaffirming the choice. Nurses identified pragmatic as well as humanistic reasons for choosing nursing. They identified obstacles to entering nursing. In describing their experience, the nurses stated they felt special in that they were told they were needed in the nursing profession. However, they also indicated they felt unwelcome while in the obstetrical clinical rotation, They felt challenged to do more than the female students and overwhelmed by being surrounded by females. They felt singled out and used for their physical strength. Most participants stated they had gained new insights as a result of their educational experience. Social support was identified as a factor influencing retention. Nurses also identified internal factors that led to retention in an educational program. The results may be helpful to educators and others involved in recruiting and retaining males. The findings may increase the sensitivity of nurse educators and others as they relate to male students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:24:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:24:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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