Explore the male neophytes lived experiences in nursing practice
Anuradha Sharma, Dr. Nageshwar V
Introduction: Male nurses face challenges in their education and practice as a result of their gender and stereotypes associated with being a male in a female dominating profession. Historically, both men and women have felt the challenging and rewarding role as a nurse. It wasn’t, until the Civil War, when nearly 3 million men filled the ranks of two competing American armed forces, Hence this paper aims to gain an understanding of the educational and practice experiences of the male neophytes nurse in practice.
Methods: A computerized search for published literature and journal article was undertaken through Pub-Med, EBSCO and Google scholar databases. Typical search strategy have used for each data bases. During initial search 3366 articles were retrieved and after screening 15 articles were selected for full text assessment and finally 7 articles were included in this study.
Results: Out of 15 articles, 7 research studies showed reasons why males choose nursing and other challenges are facing in nursing, on the basis of thematic analysis.
Conclusion: The idea that men cannot be nurse will never be eradicated until men take to the profession in greater numbers. While nursing is seen as a non-traditional career for men, the stereotype must change nursing is simply too important of a job, and too attractive of a career and when discriminations issues will overcome.