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Men in nursing education


This collaborative project between two gender equality centres and two universities looked at the underrepresentation of men in nursing in the Nordic countries. Men make up only 2 % of nurses in Iceland, 3,5 % in Denmark, and 9 % in Norway 2018. To advance gender equality in work life, it is important to increase the number of men in caring professions.

The project partners mapped institutional practices and interview faculty, administration, and students at selected nursing programs in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. Based on the findings, we developed recommendations for recruiting and retaining men in nursing education. The results were shared in a report and journal article in 2018.