The mission of American Assembly for Men in Nursing is to provide a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors which affect men as nurses. Members of AAMN have a voice in local, state and national events that impact nursing and male nurses. The National Board of Directors, Chapter Leaders, and Committee Members are all members of the national Assembly.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) was founded in 1974 under the guidance of Luther Christman who has help to change the face of the profession nursing. Today AAMN reflects on its rich history but looks to the future with a vision for change. The Institute of Medicine guided (IOM) 20 X 20 Choose-Nursing recruitment initiative is a perfect example of metric driven change. The leadership and membership have a rich and diverse clinical skill set including Men’s health which is often over looked as a clinical specialty.
The AAMN Strategic plan calls for; an increasing membership through chapter development along with expansion of access and services to the membership; recognizes workplaces and schools that best serve men; highlighting the knowledge and competencies that men add to the profession; relationships to promote the organization, recruitment and retention of men in nursing, and men’s health. The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors, which affect men as nurses guided by a rich set of objectives.
Membership is open to any nurse – male or female – to better facilitate discussion and to meet the most important objective of AAMN – strengthening and humanizing health care.
Membership in the Assembly is available by application (see below) and elections, provided to Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, entry level nursing students, and anyone the Board Deems worthy of Membership.
AAMN membership is unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, handicap, sexual orientation, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, or gender.
For more info, please go to How to become a Member of the AAMN.