Doctoral students Jo Bouret and Suzanne Kronsberg were recently published (online) in the Journal of Nursing Practice and Education. The article is titled "Lived experiences of male nurses: Dire consequences for the nursing profession."
Dissertation chair and CLSER affiliate Dr. Anne Brett, coached two students with similar dissertatoin topics that worked indepndently and came up with similar findings. She connected the two thinking that it would be a great publication.
The journal will be available in the hard copy in January 2018. The abstract is below:
The current and impending nursing shortage is well documented in the literature. Nursing needs to look at alternative strategies to meet the demands faced by the nursing shortage in both practice and education. One strategy would be to increase the number of men in nursing. While the percentage of men in nursing has increased incrementally, male nurses are underrepresented in nursing constituting approximately 9.6% of the nursing workforce. Two independent studies resulted in strikingly similar findings suggesting that male nurses are experiencing discrimination, lack of support, and dissatisfaction in the educational and practice environments. To increase the recruitment and retention of men in nursing it is imperative that this critical problem be addressed by nurse educators, managers, and practitioners at every level.