Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend Men in nursing 2018 Holiday Inn, Via Aurealia Rome, Italy.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Paul Jackson

University of Wolverhampton, UK

Keynote: Trials and tribulations of male student nurses

Time : 10:30-11:00

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Paul Jackson nursing and teaching qualifications and experience include: MBA and PRINCE2 qualifications is currently the Head of Practice Learning at the Faculty of
Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has almost 20 years’ experience in nursing at various levels including management and
teaching and in various healthcare settings. His current role requires him to have knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of professions and courses that have
practice elements to them and to be able to put systems and processes in place. His greatest attribute is my ability to support, inspire, develop others; to use his wide range
of skills to benefit others including his employers and the wider community. His skills and interests include business, management, leadership, operational, HR related,
project management, diversity, gender discrimination, e-learning, practice development, student support in practice and care of the older person


Gender and race can be regarded as the major organizing principles of the labour market, with disability, age and sexual orientation
being factors that also influence employment patterns and outcomes. These five dimensions of diversity are the main sources
of employment discrimination and disadvantage. This paper explores the male nursing student’s experience and considers whether
male discrimination and disadvantage takes place as they are a minority group within nursing. The research used a mixed methods
approach. It was conducted using semi-structured qualitative interviews on twelve respondents and two qualitative focus groups
containing six respondents. A quantitative email questionnaire sent to two hundred student nurses was also used. The respondents
were from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, cultures and levels of training. The findings showed that the male student nurses
experience was very mixed. This included issues relating to perceptions, attitudes, roles, barriers, challenges, negative experiences
and effects all relating to be a minority group subject to gender discrimination. Influences other than gender was noted to influence
their male experience such as age, culture, life experiences, confidence, personality and character traits. This research also identified
possible solutions to how male experience could be improved and what the benefits would be of having more male nurses in the

Keynote Forum

Mary Nies

Idaho State University, USA

Keynote: The development of a department of nursing research in a university school of nursing

Time : 10:00-10:30

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Dr. Nies is the Director of Nursing Research and Professor in the Division of Health Sciences at Idaho State University. Dr. Nies is the Project Director on the Idaho Senior
Refugee Interprofessional Holistic Health Project funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for $1.5 Million. In addition, Dr. Nies is serving as a
Research Mentor for tenure track faculty on externally funded research grants, PI on the Jonas Leaders Scholars Program for PhD students, and was a PI on a university
and medical center contract for faculty and staff nurse mentoring. Dr. Nies is a behavioral nurse scientist with a research focus on community interventions promoting
health in vulnerable populations. Her scientific expertise lies in health promotion and intervention research. She has received extensive federal and foundation funding to
support her research. Dr. Nies has numerous publications in well-recognized peer review journals. She is the co-author of the textbook Community/Public Health Nursing:
Promoting the Health of Populations now in its 6th edition. Dr. Nies has experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and has served on several NIH and
CDC grant review study sections. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and in the American Academy of Health Behavior. Dr. Nies was inducted into the
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in 2011


This presentation will discuss the process being used to develop a research department in a School of Nursing in the USA.
The presentation will discuss how the development started, the involvement of undergraduate and graduate faculty, the School of Nursing strategic plan, and future inclusion of students and community partners.