DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20185078

The educational issues of male nursing workforce from the perspective of male nursing students: a qualitative study from Turkey

Raziye Ozdemir, Celalettin Cevik

Abstract


Background: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of gender on vocational training of male students who were enrolled in two university undergraduate nursing programs in Turkey.

Methods: This qualitative study was carried out in 2014-2015. This qualitative study was carried out in University located in the northwest of Turkey and in University located in the west of Turkey in 2014-2015. The students were third and fourth year-students. In-depth interviews were conducted with students by using an interview guide composed of open-ended questions. The data were evaluated by using content analysis. The ethical approval was provided to conduct the study.

Results: Five main themes raised from the in-depth interviews: 1) the reason for preferring nursing; 2) opinions about nursing; 3) educational environment and education content; 4) the issues in the clinical practise and 5) the working areas of the male nurses.

Conclusions: The study pointed out the effect of the issues created by the gender discrimination on the education of the male nursing students along with the serious problems sprung from the insufficient infrastructure of the universities on nursing education.


Keywords


Male nursing student, Education, Gender inequality

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