Meeting AAMN Objectives
The following segments are descriptions and summations of how VUSN is meeting AAMN organization objectives, including information on curriculum, course syllabi, education, and AAMN member support.
Advocate for continued research, education and dissemination of information about men's health issues, men in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national levels."
Currently, the VUSN chapter of AAMN is participating in a multisite study with Duke and Emory universities. The title of the study is: Identifying Strategies for Addressing Perceived Barriers to Education for Male Nursing Students. Students from the VUSN chapter have presented their cultural day diversity posters about men in nursing at local (Nursing Research Day, Vanderbilt University Medical Center) and regional conferences (Tennessee Nurses Association). Members of the chapter have been coauthors on the Tennessee Men's Health Report card (download PDF) for the past six years. The report card is a collaborative interprofessional endeavor (e.g., medicine, ministry, social work, pharmacy).
The report card on men's health is disseminated to practitioners across the state so that they may better serve the needs of male clients and populations. The chapter participates in the dissemination of educational materials about Center for Research on Men's Health at Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center men's health at local college football games, career days, and VUSN open house.