If you have been a patient at Mayo in recent years, you may have been taken care of by a male nurse. This is because Mayo employs nearly double the national average of male nurses. In fact, Mayo received the 2008 "Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award" presented by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN).
According to the AAMN website, the purpose of the award is: "To recognize employers that have implemented significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in a workplace culture supportive of men in nursing and at all levels of nursing practice."
Mayo's men in nursing are represented as staff nurses, nursing education specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse managers and supervisors, and many other specialties. As a nurse at Mayo, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best nurses in the world, both male and female. No matter the gender, nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that I would recommend to anyone interested in pursuing nursing as a career. The Department of Nursing at Mayo is committed to excellence which is evidenced not only by the various awards it has received, but most importantly, by the outstanding care we provide to our patients.