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Minority ethnic student nurses cannot see themselves in senior roles and why it matters!
  1. Irtiza Qureshi,
  2. Emma Wilson
  1. Centre for Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Irtiza Qureshi, Centre for Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK; Irtiza.Qureshi{at}

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Commentary on: Williams ED, Cox A, Onih J, Rolle K, Adams MN, Caudle H, Maben J. Melting the Snowy White Peaks: The needs, expectations and experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic student nurses to support equitable nursing education and career progression. Nurse Educ Today. 2023 Sep;128:105897. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105897. Epub 2023 Jul 6.

Implications for practice and research

  • Universities should focus efforts on recruiting and retaining more nursing educators from minority ethnic and diverse backgrounds to enable all students to engage with relatable nursing role models and ultimately widen their career aspirations.

  • Nursing education provision should be reviewed and revised to ensure decolonised and diverse curricula to enable all students to have a more inclusive experience and ultimately achieve better outcomes.


This research1 references the long-standing evidence base around racism in the National Health Service (NHS), the lack of inclusive nursing curricula and …

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