This book is the definitive volume on men in nursing and describes how to position them to become nurses, to assume leadership positions, to seek and receive mentoring, and to make a difference in the workforce. It provides a historical context, describes barriers, and recommends strategies for the future. This volume should be required reading for faculty,deans, and CNOs as well as any courses on professionalism and leadership. Guidance counselors and admission officers,who tend to steer men and women away from the nursing profession, should also read this. While the lived experience of Chris Coleman and of the chapter authors enriches each chapter, the history of data and the practical recommendations make the book a reader-friendly classic. This book will be a milestone and a turning point for balancing gender in schools of nursing and the health workforce.
-Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN
Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Professor of Nursing and Sociology
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing --Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN
The appalling lack of diversity in our profession continues to fuel our contentment with the status quo and lack of forward momentum. Christopher Coleman and colleagues enter this critical dialog with pragmatic support for men who are considering or currently navigating a career in nursing. The first-hand narratives will assist many men in finding their voice within our profession and provide all a deep understanding of the richness that comes with diversity.
-F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN
Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
Chamberlain College of Nursing --F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN
About the Author
Christopher Lance Coleman is the Fagin Term Associate Professor of Nursing and Multicultural Diversity and is Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He received his BS from Walla Walla University, his MS from Oregon Health Science University, and his PhD with a minor in education from the University of California, San Francisco. Additionally, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA and earned an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.