Impacting Student Success: The Importance of Gender Diversity within Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316812
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impacting Student Success: The Importance of Gender Diversity within Nursing Education
Author(s):
Le Blanc, Barbara Ellen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Gamma
Author Details:
Barbara Ellen Le Blanc, MN, BScN, RN, email: leblanb@algonquincollege.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014

There are factors that affect the nursing profession’s ability to recruit, retain and successfully graduate male nurses, including lack of acknowledgement of the diverse needs of men, particularly in the education system. There are often limited opportunities for mentorship, sexism on the part of some educators and lack of acknowledgment of the differences between males and females. The male nursing student is often exposed to only a feminine gendered construct of the nurse, incorporating stereotypical behaviours and responses equated with the (feminine) nursing ideal. This descriptive phenomenological study examines the lived experience of the male nursing student, utilizing queer theory and critical concepts, including Butler’s performativity, and Foucault’s disciplinary power. A preliminary analysis of the data indicates that male students have a sense of isolation and disengagement from their peers and the faculty. They desire a more diverse nursing faculty that would include male instructors and professors. The theme immerging is the need to “belong” and it has been identified that, through mentorship, role modeling and  acknowledgement of the diverse educational needs of men, there would be a higher retention of men within the educational programs and the profession as a whole. There is a perception that the education system puts little emphasis or importance on meeting the needs of minorities and ultimately stresses the importance of the female ideal and its associated behaviours. The conscious establishment of a more diverse faculty would reassure the students that do not fit the majority construct that diversity within the profession is valued and encouraged
Keywords:
gender performativity; nursing faculty; gender diversity
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpacting Student Success: The Importance of Gender Diversity within Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLe Blanc, Barbara Ellenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsBarbara Ellen Le Blanc, MN, BScN, RN, email: leblanb@algonquincollege.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316812-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014</p>There are factors that affect the nursing profession’s ability to recruit, retain and successfully graduate male nurses, including lack of acknowledgement of the diverse needs of men, particularly in the education system. There are often limited opportunities for mentorship, sexism on the part of some educators and lack of acknowledgment of the differences between males and females. The male nursing student is often exposed to only a feminine gendered construct of the nurse, incorporating stereotypical behaviours and responses equated with the (feminine) nursing ideal. This descriptive phenomenological study examines the lived experience of the male nursing student, utilizing queer theory and critical concepts, including Butler’s performativity, and Foucault’s disciplinary power. A preliminary analysis of the data indicates that male students have a sense of isolation and disengagement from their peers and the faculty. They desire a more diverse nursing faculty that would include male instructors and professors. The theme immerging is the need to “belong” and it has been identified that, through mentorship, role modeling and  acknowledgement of the diverse educational needs of men, there would be a higher retention of men within the educational programs and the profession as a whole. There is a perception that the education system puts little emphasis or importance on meeting the needs of minorities and ultimately stresses the importance of the female ideal and its associated behaviours. The conscious establishment of a more diverse faculty would reassure the students that do not fit the majority construct that diversity within the profession is valued and encourageden_GB
dc.subjectgender performativityen_GB
dc.subjectnursing facultyen_GB
dc.subjectgender diversityen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:01Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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