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Author O'Lynn, Chad E., author

Title A man's guide to a nursing career / Chad E. O'Lynn

Published New York : Springer Pub. Co., [2013]
New York : Springer Pubblishing Company., [2013]


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Description xvii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents What can nursing bring to you? -- Men in nursing--- It's not something new! -- Does nursing put out the welcome mat to men? -- Where is the start line? : getting into nursing school -- How to avoid getting voted off the island : how to survive nursing school -- That's a baby, not a football! : caring and touch from a man's perspective -- Landing your first job -- Communication : do I really have to talk about baby showers? -- Getting ahead without stepping on toes : transition to practice, professional development, and leadership
Summary This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing, from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice, designed specifically for men. This book was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or on the backs of women colleagues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Subject Male nurses.
Nursing ethics.
Vocational guidance.
Nurses, Male.
Career Choice.
Vocational Guidance.
LC no. 2012030583
ISBN 9780826106858 (paperback)