Only 10 percent of nurses are men. This panel presentation will interpret the results of a narrative review of the literature regarding the persistent underrepresentation of men in nursing, analyzing male high school students’ perceptions of nursing as a professional career choice, high school counselors’ perceptions of nursing as a professional career choice for secondary school students, and the factors affecting men’s decision-making toward Nursing as a profession. Plans for research leading to recommendations from the organization will also be discussed. The persistent underrepresentation of men in the profession is a critical issue. Talent from half the population is not being accessed to advance the nursing profession and nursing science. The Nursing Pipeline Project aims to extend and broaden the pipeline for men interested in the nursing profession.
Sabio, Cristan; Palazzo, Steven J.; Richards, Andrew J.; Rossini, Thomas; Langford, Vernon M.; and Gallegos, Julian L., "Nursing Pathway Project: Finding Solutions to the Underrepresentation of Men in Nursing" (2021). Faculty Works. 8.