Gender sensitivity and experiences of gender in an Australian nursing cohort: A cross-sectional, mixed-methods study

Marlene de Bruin, Riki Lane, Eleanor K.L. Mitchell

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This study aimed to measure gender sensitivity and collect experiences of gender by Monash University nursing students. Domestic students ‘Gender Role Ideology of Health Professionals’ subscale scores were lower, demonstrating less stereotypical views of health professionals. Students requested diverse gender-related content and experiences, and more inclusive expression of gendered language and pronouns. Implementing student recommendations would develop a more inclusive healthcare workforce and ensure a safer learning environment for all students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e24-e29
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching and Learning in Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023


  • gender role ideologies
  • gender sensitivity
  • Health curriculum
  • nursing education
  • representation of people of all genders
  • student experiences

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