Faculty experiences with rapid integration of male nursing students within a patriarchal societal context

Kulakac O., Arslan İ., Dag G. S., O'Lynn C.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol.35, no.11, pp.1075-1079, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.06.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1079
  • Keywords: Gender, Faculty, Nursing, Male students, Qualitative study, Patriarchy, Turkey, UNDERGRADUATE, MEN, PROGRAMS, ISSUES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In 2007, reforms by the Turkish government forced a rapid integration of male nursing students into previously all-female schools. The minimal amount of time for faculty preparation, little guidance from nursing leaders and the extant literature, and a societal context of patriarchy created unique challenges for faculty. Objective: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and interpret the experiences of nursing faculty as they adapted to the sudden inclusion of men in schools of nursing. Design: A qualitative descriptive study Settings: Nine schools from six regions across Turkey Participants: 99 nursing faculty who were 22 to 55 years of age, primarily female (97.8%), married (65.6%).