Call to Action: Strategies to Address Gender-Associated Incivility in Nursing Education
To recruit more men into the nursing profession, schools of nursing must do more than increase their recruitment efforts. They should work to recognize the barriers that exist for males in an environment dominated by females, and implement targeted strategies to assist males in overcoming these barriers. These strategies must be multi-focused and sensitive to the documented issues experienced by males. This presentation will review gender-associated incivility as it exists in nursing, highlight the strategies implemented in one school of nursing as a result of attending a gender-associated incivility workshop. Audience members will also be given an opportunity to discuss practical tips on how to mitigate gender-associated incivility within their nursing programs.
- Identify specific issues, barriers, and challenges that male nursing students experience while enrolled in a pre-licensure education program.
- Discuss strategies that may minimize issues, barriers, and challenges experienced by male nursing students.
- Identify potential additional strategies with attendees to address gender-associated incivility in nursing education and practice.