Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I knew when I said I was going to be a nurse that I would get a few jokes from my mates about doing “a girls’ job”. But what I really wasn’t prepared for was comments from my mentors and peers.
“Don’t get me wrong, most people treat me as any other student, but every now and then I come across a healthcare professional who feels the need to point out my gender or makes a patronising comment about how hard it must be for me or how impressive it is that I’m doing a caring job. More than once, people have assumed I’m gay.
“Does anyone else find this incredibly frustrating? How can we challenge these stereotypes?”
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