Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Men in Nursing
5.63 Contact Hours

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Written by: John R. Kirk, PhD, EdD, LNHA, CFAAMA, FACHE

To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate, you must read the content online or in the downloadable PDF, pass the post test with a 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form by November 15, 2021.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:


Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Men in Nursing

This continuing education module provides an objective review of the literature on past, and current, issues facing men in nursing. It provides nursing leaders with strategies for effectively recruiting, training, and retaining men in the profession. With the goal of increasing both the number and the overall percentage of men in nursing, this training looks at what is already know about how men prefer to be treated in what is coined in the literature as a “gender-neutral” or “male friendly” work environment (O’Lynn, 2004).

The information contained in this training is derived primarily from research on men inside the United States – those related to the United Kingdom, Turkey, Taiwan, Iran, China, and numerous other countries were reviewed but not included in this training. Their issues seem similar and will perhaps be analyzed for additional training later. Although much of the information generalizes to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), the majority of the research was conducted on men credentialed and practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN).