Men in nursing: recruitment campaigns pander to bogus concerns about inequality

We need to stop bending over backwards to make nursing ‘attractive to men’

Recruitment campaigns that focus on men hijack inequality concerns for the benefit of society’s most advantaged group

The need to ‘develop and promote a strategy to recruit more men into the nursing profession’ was the subject of a failed resolution at the RCN’s 2019 congress.

The resolution was made on the basis that nursing has a staffing crisis and men are ‘significantly underrepresented’ in nursing.

Although the resolution didn’t pass , that hasn’t stopped men-in-nursing campaigns from continuing to gather momentum across the UK.

Nor has it prevented the RCN, NHS


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