A Man's Guide to A Nursing CareereBook - 2013
"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. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it 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. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success; Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment; Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack; Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill; Includes helpful advice for landing a first job."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York :, Springer Publishing Company,, 
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 211 pages)