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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Faculty Elected Officer of American Assembly for Men in Nursing

Dr. Danny G. Willis, assistant professor of nursing in the community/psychiatric mental health department, was elected to the office of secretary of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing at its 32nd annual national conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in October.

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Dr. Danny G. Willis, assistant professor of nursing in the community/psychiatric mental health department, was elected to the office of secretary of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing at its 32nd annual national conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in October. The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses. Dr. Willis’ qualitative research and scholarship has focused on boys’ and men’s experiences of traumatic and marginalizing human experiences and the associated health issues that nurses can address.




AAMN Objectives include:

  1. Encourage men of all ages to become nurses and join together with all nurses in strengthening and humanizing health care.
  2. Support men who are nurses to grow professionally and demonstrate to each other and to society the increasing contributions being made by men within the nursing profession.
  3. Advocate for continued research, education and dissemination of information about men's health issues, men in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national levels.
  4. Support members' full participation in the nursing profession and it's organizations and use this Assembly for the limited objectives stated above.