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Excelsior College, American Assembly for Men in Nursing establish educational partnership

May 23, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) and Excelsior College today announced a new educational partnership.

Under this agreement, association members and their spouses or domestic partners are eligible for reduced tuition and fees for associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in the School of Nursing, as well as degree programs in Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, Public Service and Business and Technology.

“By establishing an educational partnership with the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, Excelsior College can continue to support AAMN’s commitment to shaping the practice, education, research, and leadership for men in nursing and advancing men's health. Likewise, the educational partnership between AAMN and Excelsior reduces financial barriers for both AAMN members and their spouses that choose to enroll in an Excelsior degree program,” said Chris Normile, healthcare partnership manager at Excelsior College.

“Having been repeatedly named a 'Best School' for men in nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, Excelsior’s School of Nursing is proud to offer accredited online associate, bachelor, and master degree nursing programs that produce graduates who positively influence nursing care and patient outcomes.”

Excelsior College is an accredited, nonprofit college that specializes in serving the needs of working adults. It provides flexible means for its students – average age of 37 – to earn their degrees through the use of a combination of prior earned credit, Excelsior’s online courses and credit-by-exam program, and evaluated industry and military training programs. In fact, Excelsior College’s largest academic program is the associate degree program in nursing with over 16,000 enrolled students.

Admission to Excelsior’s associate degree program in nursing is open to licensed practical nurses, paramedics, and certain classifications of military corpsmen seeking to become a registered nurse. The bachelor’s degree program serves the needs of registered nurses seeking the next level of academic and professional achievement. The School of Nursing also offers a master’s degree program with specializations in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Education.

Excelsior’s nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and designated a 2011-2016 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, the third such recognition for the School of Nursing. Excelsior is also home to the Tau Kappa at large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

“On behalf of AAMN’s Board of Directors, we are very excited to partner with Excelsior College in providing educational assistance to our AAMN membership. Excelsior College has been a strong supporter of AAMN’s Mission and Vision for many years and we value that relationship. I am looking forward to continue strengthening our partnership and advancing men in nursing,” stated Bob Patterson, DNP, MSN, RN, President of AAMN.

Commenting on the new agreement, Excelsior College’s School of Nursing dean, Dr. Mary Lee Pollard, said "This partnership with Excelsior College School of Nursing and the American Assembly for Men in Nursing formalizes a long standing relationship between the two organizations. We share the Assembly's goal to increase the percentage of men at the bedside and look forward to assisting them in reaching this goal.”

Excelsior College looks forward to joining AAMN at their 41st Annual Conference in Miami this coming September. The conference theme is Shifting the Tides: Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity in Nursing. This aligns well with Excelsior’s mission of providing education opportunities to adult learners, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

For more information on the partnership, including benefits and available degrees, employees and media can visit the AAMN partnership page at www.aamn.excelsior.edu.

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is a national nonprofit professional nursing organization with local chapters that support the AAMN mission. The mission of AAMN is to encourage men to become nurses, to assist male nurses to grow professionally, to act as an advocate for advancing men’s health issues, and to support members’ full participation in the nursing profession.

Contact: Karen Mota, Account Executive
Phone: (215) 243-5813
Email: Kmota@aamn.org

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


During this year’s National Nurses Week, AAMN engaged its members in sharing their story on how “Culture of safety: It starts with YOU” relates to them, as male nurses.

It is with great pleasure that I announce Fidelino Lim, DNP, RN, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University College of Nursing, as the 1st place winner. Dr. Lim will receive a complimentary registration to the AAMN 41st Annual Conference.

AAMN member Lucas LaCrosse, nursing student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, was selected as the 2nd place winner and as such, will receive 50% off the conference registration fee.

We thank Dr. Lim and Mr. LaCrosse for participating in AAMN’s celebration of this year’s National Nurses Week.

You are invited to read the stories submitted by Dr. Lim and Mr. LaCrosse below.


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Fidelindo A. Lim, DNP, CCRN
Clinical Assistant Professor
New York University College

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Lucas LaCrosse
Nursing Student
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Thank you to everyone that participated in our contest.

Bob Patterson, DNP, RN, MSN
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
President, 2014-2016



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Men in Nursing, Culture of safety - It starts with YOU!

AAMN is happy to recognize this year’s National Nurses Week theme, Culture of Safety - It starts with YOU. Share how this year's theme relates to you as a male nurse and enter for a chance to win.

  • 1st Prize - One (1) Complimentary Full conference registration to the 2016 Annual Conference
  • 2nd Prize 50% off Full conference registration to the 2016 Annual Conference
  • 3rd Prize One (1) Full year RN membership

The first 50 essays received will be added to the drawing. The winning stories will be showcased on the AAMN website.

Click here to share your story.


AAMN Seeking Nominations for Elected Office

The 2016 Leadership Succession Committee is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for AAMN elected office.

2016 Positions for Election:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Three Board Members

The term of office for each of these positions is two years and begins at the close of the 41st Annual AAMN conference, September, 2016. The responsibilities and duties for each can be viewed on the following link: http://aamn.org/docs/bylaws.pdf

Please refer to Article VII. Officers and Duties, and Article XI. Elections for specific detail.

The AAMN board of directors meets 90 minutes monthly via conference call. Additionally, there are 1-2 in-person board meetings annually; one associated with the annual conference in the fall, and the other in Philadelphia at the national office. Board members are expected to attend these and the annual conference each year. AAMN is also a working board, so nominees need to have sufficient time for volunteer leadership, in addition to the monthly meeting. To be eligible for nomination, AAMN member needs to be a Registered Nurse.

The 2016 AAMN Leadership Succession Committee is interested in developing a slate of candidates for this year’s election that include, but are not limited to, the following characteristics:

  1. Diverse candidates, specifically:
    • Race and ethnicity
    • Men and women
    • Gender identity
    • Current or past military experience
    • Geographic or regional
  2. Prior board experience with other associations and organizations
  3. Competencies: integrity, governance, strategic planning, leadership, communications, team effectiveness, business acumen, financial operations
  4. Visibility in the nursing community - - - locally, regionally, nationally
  5. AAMN experience, including AAMN chapter involvement

Nominations should be submitted to aamn@aamn.org, placing “AAMN Nomination” in the subject line. Members may nominate other members or individual members may nominate themselves. The 2016 AAMN Consent to Serve, Candidate Biosketch Form, and photo will need to be completed and submitted bay all nominees no later than the Friday, July 31, 2016, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

2016 AAMN Leadership Succession Committee Members

  • Chairperson: William T. Lecher, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Senior Clinical Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Members: Christopher Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jerry Durham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chancellor, Allen College

The AAMN Foundation Announces the 2016 Nursing Student Scholarships
William T. Lecher, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, President, AAMN Foundation

  1. AAMN – Johnson & Johnson Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Scholarship: $5,000.00
    • A two-part student essay (up to 2,000 words) addressing the following:
    • Part one: Why the applicant is choosing nursing as a career, and recommendations for increasing the recruitment of more men in nursing
    • Part two: describe at least one men’s health topic, and recommendations for how men who are nurses can advocate for the men’s health topic(s) described
  2. AAMN – Johnson & Johnson Graduate Nursing Student Men’s Health Scholarship: $5,000.000
    • Applicant must submit a paper addressing a specific men’s health topic and one of the following:
      • Evidence-based practice project, or
      • Scholarly project, or
      • Research oriented project
    • Eligible men’s health research or projects include, but are not limited to master’s thesis or capstone, DNP scholarly project or capstone, PhD oriented research. The project may be in any phase of development or implementation to be considered
  3. AAMN - Murse World Academic Progression in Nursing: RN to BSN Student Scholarship: $1,000.00
    • Applicant must submit an essay addressing why he is pursuing academic progression in nursing, and recommendations for other men to do so.
  4. AAMN Caring Men Paying it Forward Scholarship: $1,000.00
    • Applicant must submit an essay (up to 1,000 words) addressing men’s health with a specific focus on prostate cancer awareness, and commit to doing at least 4 presentations in local community on prostate cancer awareness. Essay needs to address how you as a student would address the issue of prostate cancer awareness with your present patients, as well as male colleagues, your family, and friends. When describing this process note what data, materials, and information you feel you would use for each group. The selected scholarship recipient will be required to “pay it forward” by committing to do at least 4 presentations (e.g. local service organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Lions Club, VFW, local church, etc.) within six months of receipt of funding to promote AAMN and men’s health awareness in the community.
  5. AAMN Pre-licensure Men in Nursing Video Scholarship Contest: $1,000.00
    • Applicants submit a 1-4 minute video targeting the recruitment of men into the nursing profession. The target audience may be school age boys, young men in middle school, men in high school, and/or adult men.

Scholarship eligibility

  1. Current AAMN member
  2. Male student currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program; must have completed at least one academic term
  3. Submit evidence of acceptance of formal acceptance into nursing program as well as completion of at least one academic semester on nursing school letterhead from one faculty member confirming the scholarship applicant is in satisfactory academic standing, and recommend that the applicant receive the scholarship
  4. All scholarship application documents must be attached to one single email by the due date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

Scholarship categories

  1. Pre-licensure nursing student includes: associate degree, BSN, accelerated BSN, second degree BSN, masters entry to practice
  2. Academic Progression in Nursing, RN to BSN includes associate or diploma RN continuing academic progression for baccalaureate achievement
  3. Graduate nursing student includes: RN student pursuing a masters, doctor of nursing practice, PhD

Scholarship deadlines:

  • June 1, 2016, 11:59pm - Murse World AAMN RN to BSN, Johnson & Johnson AAMN, Caring Men Paying it Forward
  • July 1, 2016, 11:59pm - Video Contest Scholarship

For specific application for each of the above 2016 AAMN scholarships please go to: http://aamn.org/scholarships


Do Your Part, Recommend a Member

  • Refer ten Full RN members by July 1, 2016 – receive a complimentary registration ($625 value) for the 41st Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Miami – September 22-24, 2016
  • Refer five Full RN members – receive an upgrade to a Junior Suite ($189 value) at the AAMN 41st Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Miami – September 22-24, 2016
  • Refer four Full RN members – receive a one night complimentary stay ($139 Value) at the Hyatt Regency Miami – September 22-24, 2016
  • Refer three Full RN members – receive a complimentary VIP basket ($100) upon arrival at the Hyatt Regency Miami for the 41st Annual Conference- September 22-24, 2016
  • Refer two Full RN members – receive a one year Full RN membership ($100 value)

Note: To qualify for this special offer, you must enter the Referring Member’s Name under the “My Profile” section of the membership portal after your purchase.


Drexel Online Partners with AAMN

Through a collaboration between The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) and Drexel University Online, you can now earn a top-ranked degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel’s distinguished online programs. (Tuition reductions vary from program to program. To find out the exact reduction you will receive for your program of interest, please click here. Employees may also be eligible for tuition assistance for job-related programs through their organization's benefits policy and deferred tuition payment plans through Drexel.

Drexel Partnership Features & Benefits:

  • 10-40% off the regular on-campus tuition rates for the online programs
  • Convenient online format; no commuting or career interruption
  • Top-ranked programs from one of "America's Best Colleges 2014"
  • Coincides with tuition reimbursement, loans, and grants
  • No application fee

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tina Lloyd, Partner Liasion, directly at 215-571-4314 or via e-mail at cal332@drexel.edu.


Chapel Hill Celebrates 25 Years As An AAMN Chapter

A presentation of the certificate acknowledging the longest serving Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing was made in Chapel Hill, NC to the University of North Carolina Hospital and Nursing School today [1 December, 2014]. Awarded at the AAMN Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO in October, AAMN Chairman, Edward J. Halloran, made the presentation to Dr. Eric Hodges and Dean Donna Havens. The Chapter was formed in 1989 by nurses from UNC Hospitals and the Chapel Hill Nursing School to educate the public about careers for men in nursing and to support the brotherhood of men in the nursing profession.

From Left to Right: Eric Hodges, Chapter President, School of Nursing Dean Donna Havens and AAMN Chairman Edward Halloran Dr. Eric A. Hodges, RN was the first man ever promoted on the tenure-track in the 64 year history of the School of Nursing in Chapel Hill.

American Assembly of Men in Nursing




AAMN is the only professional organization for nurses that has improved gender inclusion in nursing profession by offering an environment of belongingness and collective learning for its members to excel in the profession.

AAMN strived to develop a program that would assist schools in its accreditation activities. AAMN's program to recognize Excellence in Nursing Education Environments Supportive of Men (the recognition program) is designed to provide evidence to stakeholders that a specific program is gender - inclusive.