The unconscious bias that’s keeping men out of nursing
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The unconscious bias that’s keeping men out of nursing

Aimee Aubeeluck Director of admissions, University of Nottingham, school of health sciences
Jamie Waterall National lead for cardiovascular disease prevention, associate deputy chief nurse, Public Health England, University of Nottingham
Joanne Lymn National teaching fellow, The Higher Education Academy, University of Nottingham

Does it matter that only one in ten nurses is a man? One university has taken positive action to encourage more male applicants to its nursing courses, with impressive results

Nursing is an evolving profession that can offer something for everyone. Yet most NHS employers have substantial shortages of nurses, and since the EU referendum the number of nurses from elsewhere in the EU registering in the UK has been in significant decline.

Nursing Standard. 32, 13, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.18.s17

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