The Experience of Newly Enrolled Egyptian Male Nursing Students into Maternity Nursing Curriculum
Hanan El-Sayed Mohamed*1, and Amina Mohamed Rashad El- Nemer 2
Women Health and Midwifery Dept., Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt
Abstract: All over the world, nursing is considered a feminine career. However, due to the national and international demand for highly qualified nurses, male were encouraged to join nursing profession. Although, the presence of males in nursing field has been gradually raising, they are remained a small percentage of the nursing population. This study aimed to explore the experience of newly enrolled Egyptian male nursing students into Maternity Nursing Curriculum, Exploratory descriptive design was use to explore the lived experience of students. The study was conducted at Maternity & Gynaecology of Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University. All male maternity nursing group of the third year bachelor of nursing program were enrolled (n= 40) and all academic and clinical teaching staff (n=10).Data were collected by using Semi structured student questionnaire sheet which cover all items related to experience of male nursing students into maternity nursing curriculum. Also Focus group interviews with students, and academic and clinical teaching staff. Results: The majority of the students were preferred to take their training in lab area (65%), and (37.5%) of them were preferred the training in family planning area. The perineal care was the first embarrassing procedure (62.5%) followed by breast care (32.5%). Most of students (67.5%) reported acceptance with restriction from mothers toward them, and only 5% of them were been refused by mothers. More than half of the students (57.5%) and (42%) reported accepted attitude from both academic and hospital staff respectively while (27.5%) of students reported restricted attitude from both academic and hospital staff. Conclusion Research indicates that male nursing students are experienced gender barriers during their learning. Recommendation: Research must continue to explore the attitudes of male nursing students and the barriers they are experienced in order to improve and optimize the quality of education.
[Hanan El-Sayed Mohamed and Amina Mohamed Rashad El- Nemer. The Experience of Newly Enrolled Egyptian Male Nursing Students into Maternity Nursing Curriculum. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):2810-2815] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 8
Keywords: The Experience. New Enrolled Male Nursing Students. Maternity Nursing Curriculum.