This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from its earliest consideration through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. The text describes the career paths available along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses skilled at information management and technology. It discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of potential anti-male sentiment. The guide takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book also considers the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork.
Chad E. O'Lynn, PhD, RN, RA (Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, 2006) is an assistant professor of nursing at University of Portland. He has been both a clinical nurse specialist and adult nurse practitioner, serving neuroscience and geriatric populations. He has been a full-time educator and consultant since 2002. Dr. O'Lynn's research has examined rural health, men's health, and the dedicated education unit model for clinical education. However, he is most known for his research on men in nursing, particularly male nursing students. He was the lead editor for "Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities "(2007, Springer), the first academic book devoted solely to men in nursing. He is a national speaker on men in nursing and has held leadership positions in the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. He is also a registered aromatherapist.