Denver School of Nursing Starts First College On-Campus Chapter of American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) in Colorado

Denver School of
Nursing (DSN) (
has started an on-campus chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing
(AAMN) to grow interest in the organization and the participation of male and
female students on campus in Denver, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president of

AAMN provides a
framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss and influence those factors
which affect men as nurses and promotes the recruitment and retention of men in

“At DSN, the college
has one of the highest percentages of male nursing students among nursing
schools in the U.S.,” Bankirer noted.  Presently, male nursing students at DSN
represent 14 percent of the student population and 17 percent of the students
who enrolled in Winter 2014 were men.

According to the AAMN,
men represent 11.5 percent of the nursing population in the U.S.

Under DSN student and
DSN AAMN Chapter President Ian Morlock, the chapter will encourage men to
strengthen and humanize healthcare; support men who are nurses to grow
professionally; advocate for continuing research, education and dissemination
of information about men’s health issues and nursing knowledge; and support
members in the nursing profession.

“I want the AAMN
Chapter at DSN to be on the frontlines of men’s health issues in Colorado and
become very active in the male nursing community in the entire Rocky Mountain
region,” Morlock said.  “Colorado has a
high percentage of male nurses and the AAMN will be an important resource for
them. Our population of male nurses has important information to share with one
another and they’re fully invested in the gender differences which are common
in the nursing industry. I feel very strongly about bringing men together to
join AAMN and support the organization’s core values.”

Morlock is pursuing
his bachelor of science in nursing after a first career in the hospitality
industry, where for over 20 years he worked as a chef and in restaurant
management. While working for Dave Query, owner, Big Red F Corporation, which
operates 10 award-winning restaurants along the Front Range including Zolo
Grill, Lola’s, Jax Fish House and West End Tavern, he decided to change his
career path toward the field of health care.

About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)

Denver School of Nursing, 1401
19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides
educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college
specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic
programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in
nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),
( (800-621-7440); the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools
and Colleges (ACCSC); and its associate and baccalaureate programs are
accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The
college is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing
programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information, call
303-292-0015 or visit