Bradley Quarles and Martin Mrazeck are reviving the College of Nursing’s American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Chapter.
Nationally, the AAMN’s purpose is to promote unity among male nurses and discuss issues
they face in the workplace. However, their specific chapter is focused on leadership,
involvement in the community and selflessness. The organization is free to nursing
students within the College of Nursing and welcomes both male and female students.
Quarles, serving as President, states, “We believe collaboration among the three nursing
organizations (AAMN, Chi Eta Phi, and SNA) is a key to success, because individually
we can make progress but together we can make a lasting impact.”
They have created a Mentor-Mentee program that is volunteer based and a Snapchat Geofilter for the Williams Brice Building, which is now active. They hope to work on collaborative events such as blood drives and fundraisers as well as participate in community outreach.
Mrazeck, serving as Vice President, states, “What we want to accomplish in this group is connecting the gap between upper and lower division students, improve the preparedness of the incoming students, and offer accessible leadership positions to more nursing students.”
They also want to help in preparing students for upper division and getting a job. Through the mentor program, they will stress early on to get involved, to get a job in a hospital, to volunteer a couple hours a week, and to shadow more.
They hope this initiative becomes a major addition to all that the College of Nursing can offer. Mrazeck says of the club, “We know school and work will always come first, so were doing our best to structure the club with nursing major’s schedules in mind to make the club something that works and that students will benefit from.”