Nursing is a gender-neutral profession, says CFBC Health Sciences Dean

Nursing, which is traditionally affiliated with women, remains a noble profession that men can play an important role in by entering the female-dominated field.Against this backdrop, the idea of male nurses is not a stigma, said Dr. Rondalyn Dennis-Bradshaw, Dean of the Division of Health Sciences at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.

“Nursing is a service to mankind. The idea that men can’t provide care in the way that women can is part of that broad cultural narrative and misunderstanding of what nursing is about,” said Dr. Bradshaw, adding that it is important to talk to young people about “caring as a gender-neutral idea.