Encouraging men to consider a career in nursing: the #NurseFirstBU
The #NurseFirstBU project team is based at the Bangor University School of Health Sciences.
The aim of this student led project is to encourage conversations, raise awareness and promote nursing as a career choice for all by moving beyond gender stereotypesand focusing on the profession.
It focuses around the hashtag #NurseFirstBU, designed and promoted by our student project team members, highlighting that in nursing, professionalism, care and compassion is key and not gender.
Currently less than 11% of nurses and applicants to nursing courses are men. This shortage in men applying to nursing means that we are losing out on many talented future nurses.
At a time when the NHS is facing more challenges than ever, we need to address and tackle gender inequality within nursing.
Details on all our undergraduate nursing courses can be found here.
For information about funding, visit our NHS Funding page.
Owain Jones - Adult Nursing Student
Thomas Williams - Child Nursing Student