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doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000425751.42041.78
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CE Test 2.1 Hours: Men in Nursing

Contrada, Emily

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To present a literature review that explores the challenges perceived by men in entering and working in a profession in which women continue to predominate.

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After reading this article and taking this test, you will be able to

* outline key institutional and cultural barriers preventing greater sexual diversity in nursing.

* summarize the results of the authors’ literature search, including the roles played by sex role stereotyping and other related factors in academia and the workplace.

1. Men represent what percentage of the RNs licensed since 2000?

a. about 5%

b. fewer than 10%

c. about 15%

d. nearly 20%

2. Men represent what percentage of the students enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs?

a. nearly 4%

b. about 8%

c. fewer than 12%

d. just under 16%

3. According to LaRocco, at a key early stage of men's potential socialization into nursing, high school counselors

a. actively discouraged male students from becoming nurses.

b. suggested that male students consider becoming physicians.

c. advised male students to try another option before considering nursing.

d. failed to recommend nursing as a career option to male students.

4. Of the 20 male RNs interviewed for LaRocco's study, how many began studying nursing immediately following high school?

a. 3

b. 5

c. 7

d. 9

5. Relevant to LaRocco's second stage, choosing nursing, how many of the 20 men interviewed reported that it was difficult to find information about nursing programs?

a. 0

b. 3

c. 6

d. 9

6. Ierardi and colleagues identified which of the following as a factor that attracted male study participants in an associate's degree program to the nursing profession?

a. the need for job security

b. dissatisfaction with their current career

c. the opportunity to meet female and other male nursing students

d. the desire to achieve a long-term goal

7. Villeneuve's 1994 literature review identified which of the following as a barrier to entering the nursing profession for some men?

a. a lack of male role models in the nursing profession

b. the feminine imagery associated with the term “nurse”

c. a lack of familiarity with the benefits of a nursing career

d. concern about the requirements for entry into the nursing profession

8. Research suggests that the higher rate of male than female attrition in nursing school may result partially from

a. a lack of family support for their career aspirations.

b. the length of time it takes to earn a nursing degree.

c. isolation in a female-dominated environment.

d. the lack of financial grants for pursuing a nursing education.

9. Goode defined role strain as the

a. felt difficulty in fulfilling role obligations.

b. fear of succeeding in a role at odds with ethical values.

c. stress a person experiences when behavior is incompatible with personal preferences.

d. negative feelings about the career implications of undertaking certain tasks.

10. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) includes which of the following indicators on the masculinity scale?

a. sensitivity

b. leadership abilities

c. perseverance

d. communication skills

11. The BSRI includes which of the following indicators on the femininity scale?

a. sensitivity

b. indirectness

c. endurance

d. ambition

12. Which of the following stereotypical masculine roles may generate extra work for men in nursing and compromise their relationships in the workplace?

a. family provider

b. team player

c. enforcer

d. trainer

13. According to Villeneuve, role strain may be one reason some men in nursing gravitate toward which of the following areas within nursing?

a. high acuity

b. pediatrics

c. ambulatory care

d. surgery

14. The LaRocco and Fister studies pointed out that male students perceived that they were more likely to be

a. discouraged.

b. recognized.

c. underrated.

d. promoted.

15. According to Stott, male students expressed concern about their ability to demonstrate

a. empathy.

b. flexibility.

c. proficiency.

d. caring.

16. The American Assembly for Men in Nursing and the Institute of Medicine have set a goal that, by 2020, male enrollment in U.S. nursing programs will account for

a. 10%.

b. 15%.

c. 20%.

d. 25%.

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