For the second year in a row, the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) has named the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing as one of the top schools for men in nursing for 2023.
Pitt Nursing was honored with the recognition during the organization’s 48th annual conference in New Orleans, LA.
“The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is incredibly proud to be named the best school for men in nursing by the American Association for Men in Nursing for two consecutive years,” said Dr. Julius Kitutu, associate dean for student affairs and alumni relations and chief diversity officer. “This recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering diversity in nursing education and our dedicated efforts to actively recruit and support male nursing students.”
In 2023, roughly 14% of the student population at Pitt Nursing identify as males (11% of undergraduate students and nearly 22% of graduate students), up from around 11% in 2022 and 9% in 2000. About 12% of nurses across the country are men.
“We believe this accolade will further inspire and empower Pitt Nursing to continue our mission of increasing male student enrollment in nursing, ultimately contributing to a more diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce,” said Kitutu.
The AAMN considers several factors when awarding the top honor. According to the organization’s website, the purpose of the award is “to recognize a nursing school or college that has provided significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, in providing men a supportive educational environment, and in educating faculty, students and the community about the contributions men have and do make to the nursing profession.”