Reviewed by: Cecilia Wood
The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) has named UAB School of Nursing as the best school for men in nursing for the fourth year in a row. Keep reading to see why UAB topped the list.
UAB School of Nursing strives for inclusiveness
The award granted recognizes schools that continue their commitment to creating an inclusive environment for men to become professional nurses.
“The significance of these awards goes far beyond status or acknowledgement. It not only demonstrates but confirms the passion that the UAB School of Nursing has in providing a safe space for men and those in diverse populations to be able to attain their degree at an institution that wholeheartedly supports them.”Somali Nguyen, DNP, UAB instructor and AAMN Birmingham Chapter president
UAB School of Nursing’s faculty is 17.5 percent male, while the National League for Nursing is only 8.4 percent of the nursing faculty being male.
Partnering with AAMN
The school worked with community partners to reestablish the Birmingham Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing. This group focuses to bring faculty, staff, students and working nurses together to discuss topics including diversity in the nursing workforce, how to become professional leaders and mentorship for men in nursing.
“If we can set our differences aside and work together with the common purpose of equality while continuing to have the support of our national organization, the UAB School of Nursing and our partners, we will continue to move forward. We can continue breaking through physical and perceptual barriers that hold men and other diverse groups back from pursuing careers in nursing, opening opportunities to provide our patients with the high-quality health care experience that they deserve.”Somali Nguyen, Birmingham Chapter President, AAMN