The Mennonite College of Nursing M.E.N. Group meets once a month during the fall and spring semesters and has been a positive opportunity for social networking. M.E.N. is an acronym to impress that MCN Men are Excellent Nurses.

MCN M.E.N. explores the history of men in nursing, and invokes discussion about clinical and social issues men encounter as a minority in the profession. The group provides an open discussion of thoughts and experiences plus phone and teleconferences from authors and alumni.

Past meetings have included a teleconference with Patrick Hickey, a nursing professor at the University of South Carolina, and the first nurse mountaineer to have climbed the seven highest summits of the world. Also of interest was a teleconference with nursing professor Chad O’Lynn, author of books and articles on men in nursing. Future interactive conferences are being planned with other men who are in nursing and who have made significant impact on the profession of nursing.

All meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Edwards Hall, Conference Room 112C on the first floor. You are invited to drop in on any part or all of the meetings. Interested female nursing students are invited as guests of a male nursing student. This is not an exclusive group.

Fall 2017 meeting dates:

Tuesday, October 3
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 5

For more information about the MCN M.E.N Group, please contact Instructional Assistant Professor Dave Jansen.