Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Awards Program

The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is pleased to announce to the membership and employers of nurses that we are offering the Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award this year.  The process will be part of the AAMN Recognition Review Committee. 

Employers of nurse who believe they offer a superior workplace for men in nursing are encouraged to apply.  Prior recipients are encouraged to submit an application for 2016 consideration.

Applications need to address the criteria below and submitted to the Chairman of the committee:
Brent MacWilliams, PhD, MSN, RN, APNP, ANP-BC
Chairman, AAMN Recognition Review Committee
macwillb@uwosh.edu
Applications are due August 31, 2016. 

A $500 application fee is required and payable to:
The American Association for Men in Nursing
446 E High Street, Suite 10
Lexington, KY 40507

Best Workplace Criteria

  • The organization will electronically submit to the Chairman of the AAMN Recognition Review Committee a portfolio detailing their efforts in meeting the needs of men in nursing. Examples of efforts may include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Recruitment materials and website images depicting men in nursing
    • Career fairs/ public relations events targeting men in nursing
    • Strategic plans with aim to increase gender diversity in the nursing staff
    • Historical evidence demonstrating an increase in the number of men in nursing recruited and retained by the organization
    • News releases, newsletter articles/ e-journal articles recognizing the contribution of men in nursing
    • Orientation and continuing education materials which are gender neutral as related to nursing professionals.
    • Evidence of involvement of men in nursing in organizational committees effecting nursing practice
    • Evidence of employee health / wellness programs or activities designed to address issues of men’s health.
    • Policies which encourage men in nursing to access organizational benefits which encourage their full participation in family life, such as paternity leave, involvement in children’s education etc.
    The organization must use their own discretion to determine the value and importance of the content they choose to include in their portfolio. The items listed above are only examples of suggested inclusion items and should not be seen as required or limited to these.
  • The organization must provide the following statistical information for the current and previous year:

    • Number of Nurses Employed
    • Percent of nursing staff who are male
    • Number of management / administrative positions held by nurses.
    • Percent of management / administrative positions held by nurses who are male
    • Number of clinical leadership positions (Clinical Nurses Specialists, Educators, Advance Practice Nurses, etc.) employed by the organization
    • Percent of clinical leadership positions who are male.
    • Turnover rate for all nurses
    • Turnover rate for nurses who are male.
    • Number of nurses accessing tuition reimbursement or other advanced education support offered by the organization
    • Percent of nurses accessing advanced education support who are male.
  • The Organization must be accredited by the JCAHO or other body appropriate to their business line. Organizations in business lines where accreditation or certification may not be appropriate should submit documentation of quality assurance activities as they relate to their employment of nurses.
  • The award may be given to the same organization more than once.
  • Organizations receiving the award will display the AAMN logo on their website with the citation “AAMN Best Workplace for Men in Nursing 2016” and provide a link to the AAMN website to be displayed along with AAMN logo.  This display shall continue for a period of one year following receipt of the award.  The Recognition Review Committee Chairperson shall coordinate the necessary tools and communications to enable the usage of the AAMN logo.   
  • The Recognition Review Committee will review all application submitted prior to the posted deadline.  The Committee will recommend applications to the board for approval as an “AAMN 2016 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing”.  The “Best Workplace” award is not limited to one per year.  The committee will determine the number of awards recommended for approval based on their evaluation of applications submitted   
  • Attendance at the 2016 annual AAMN conference in Miami Florida on Thursday, September 22, 2016 is highly expected of the award-winning organization.  A representative from each award-winning organization shall be required to contact the Chairperson to communicate travel arrangements and attendance.
  • Consideration will be given to the overall presentation of the submitted portfolio.  The organization shall use their own discretion in overall presentation of materials. 
  • Scoring will be conducted based on the criteria and information above.  All questions concerning the scoring guideline shall be directed to the Committee Chairman.