To recognize a nursing school or college that has provided significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, in providing men with a supportive educational environment, and in educating faculty, students and the community about the contributions men have and do make to the nursing profession.
An individual or group of individuals shall contact the Awards Task Force Chairperson to inform of their intention to apply no later than April 1, 2013. Upon notification to the Awards Task Force Chairperson, a time to discuss required materials and application process shall be arranged. All applications are due by July 1, 2013.
1. The nursing school or college will electronically submit to the Task Force Chairperson a portfolio detailing its efforts in meeting the needs of men in nursing. Examples of efforts may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Marketing materials and website images depicting men
- Career fairs/ public relations events targeting men
- Strategic plans with aims to increase gender diversity in the student and/or faculty bodies
- Course syllabi that include content on the history of men in nursing and men's health
- Newsletter articles/ e-journal articles addressing the topic of men in nursing
- Faculty/ student inservices or programs that highlight men in nursing
- Efforts made to link male students with role models, such as male faculty and/or male nurses in the clinical setting
- Activities of the local chapter of the Student Nurses Association highlighting men in nursing.
2. The nursing school or college must provide evidence that their efforts have resulted in an increase in the number of men applying to the program, admitted to the program, retained in the program, or in improved program evaluations from male graduates. Enrollment information, including percent of the student body that is male, is required.
3. The nursing school or college must be accredited by either the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
4. The nursing school or college must have had an NCLEX pass rate of 80% or higher for the past three years.
5. The award may be given to the same nursing school or college more than once.
6. Organizations receiving the award may display the AAMN logo their website with the citation "AAMN Best Nursing School/College for Men in Nursing 2013" and will be provided a link to the AAMN website to be displayed along with AAMN logo. This display shall continue for a period of one year following receipt of the award. The Awards Task Force Chairperson shall coordinate the necessary tools and communications to enable the usage of the AAMN logo.
7. The Awards Task Force will review all application submitted prior to the posted deadline. The Task Force will recommend one application to the board for consideration as the "AAMN Best Nursing School/College for Men in Nursing 2013".
8. Attendance at the annual AAMN national conference is expected of the award-winning organization. A representative from the award-winning organization shall contact the Awards Task Force Chairperson to communicate regarding attendance.
9. Consideration will be given to the overall presentation of the submitted portfolio. The organization shall use its own discretion in overall presentation of materials.
10. A scoring guideline will be made available online for review prior to submission. All questions concerning the scoring guideline shall be directed to the Awards Task Force Chairperson.
Please send submissions/nominations to Dr. Susan LaRocco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best School or College of Nursing for Men Award Winners
- 2012 Not Awarded
- 2011 Excelsior College
- 2010 Duke University, Louisiana State University Science Center, Samuel Merrit University & University of Pennsylvania
- 2009 Monterey Peninsula College, Monteray, CA & Excelsior College, Albany, NY
- 2008 University of Portland and Ohio State University
- 2007 Excelsior College
- 2006 Excelsior College, Albany, NY & the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- 2005 University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
- 2004 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC