Nursing’s Ronald L. Hickman Jr. discusses nursing school’s history

Nursing’s path over 100-plus years in becoming a core, and expanding, part of healthcare in Cleveland
cleveland.comRonald L. Hickman Jr., associate dean of research at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discussed the school’s history, including how the school did not admit men into its program until the 1950s. “There were schools of nursing just for men and just for racial minorities, and it wasn’t until 1979 when Title IX went into effect, that there was a federal policy to end the systematic discrimination against men in nursing, and not until the early 1980s that schools even began tracking the number of male nurses they trained,” he said.