Lewis University Honored as Best School for Men in Nursing

Back to News and Events Home Page

Lewis University Honored as Best School for Men in Nursing

Published: November 16, 2020.

Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences was recognized by the American Association for Men in Nursing at the virtual convention October 14-16.

For the second year in a row, Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences was recognized as being a supportive environment for male students within the major of nursing. During the award ceremony, a video acceptance from all recognized programs was the highlight of the virtual event. 

Kyle Curtis, a graduating senior who is currently leading the Lewis organization of Men Entering Nursing (MEN), part of the Lewis University Student Nurses' Association, was the spokesperson for the organization accepting the award.

“Our organization is happy to accept this award,” said Kyle Curtis, a graduating senior who is currently leading the Lewis organization of Men Entering Nursing. Curtis, of Lakewood, Colo., continued, “We will continue to reach out to the younger generation, introducing them to the field of nursing through outreaches and community events.”

MEN continues to be recognized by AAMN for their high school outreach events that encourage young men to consider the profession of nursing. MEN is continuing the outreach virtually this fall, and hope to return to face to face outreach visits post the pandemic. Earlier this month, MEN did a virtual high school event on November 6 at Brother Rice High School.   

The MEN group was listed as one of the top four male nursing student groups for their work on the FutuRN campaign.  (See this link for more information about the campaign: https://www.aamn.org/futurn-teaching-materials). Engage the FutuRN ​is designed to offer a dynamic program that calls members to get active in the community and be present as a resource for high school students (and other young students) deciding on a career. This program will attempt to start the conversation at a pivotal point in young students’ careers by exposing them to nursing as a potential career, and outline the necessary steps to attain the Registered Nurse designation.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences also was a 2019 award winner for Best Schools for Men in Nursing.  (See this link for more information: https://www.aamn.org/best-schools).  FutuRN recognizes a nursing school or college that has provided significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, in providing men a supportive educational environment, and in educating faculty, students and the community about the contribution men have and do make to the nursing profession.

The Lewis University MEN group is advised by Katherine McDannel, assistant professor, and Melanie Obispo-Young, assistant professor.

Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences encompasses the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and exercise and movement science. For more information, contact (815) 836-5250 or admissions@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



Related Links
College of Nursing and Health Sciences   

Social Media

Share article on the following:

Follow Lewis University:


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted to www.Lewisu.edu are posted to the News and Events article with name that is submitted. Lewis University reserves the right to delete comments. Offensive language, personal attacks or irrelevant comments may be deleted/and or not posted. Comments will not appear immediately. Thank you for your patience.

Name:


Email:


Security Password (Please type the word ):


Comments:


To News & Events