Diversity in nursing: a life study

04 April 2024
Volume 33 · Issue 7

During my 4-year nursing degree programme, I had the opportunity to meet three male nurses in 2013. Among my university cohort, which consisted of five male nurses, three had already retired by 2015. As a man of colour, my presence in the nursing field is groundbreaking within my culture, as I have yet to encounter another male Bangladeshi nurse. Being a male nurse is already uncommon, but for someone with my heritage to pursue nursing is even more unusual. However, as a compassionate and detail-oriented individual, I was determined to showcase my abilities.

After completing my nursing degree, my first role as a newly qualified nurse was in a management placement. I dedicated myself to becoming a better nurse and learning from the experienced professionals in the industry. I spent months taking notes and conducting research, driven by my youth and passion. In spring 2014, I was nominated by several patients and received an award for providing exceptional patient care.

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