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How never to let racism hold back your nursing career

As a migrant nurse, I knew I must create my own career opportunities – and here’s how

As a migrant nurse, I knew I must seize the initiative to create professional development opportunities after seeing how colleagues from overseas felt sidelined

I came to the UK in 2011, two years after qualifying as a nurse in India and having passed my IELTS (international English language testing system) exam. I had only worked in a small hospital in Kerala before coming to the UK and did not have much nursing experience.

My first placement in England was in a nursing home, where I did my training to become a registered nurse. I was really looking forward to working in the UK, but my initial experience was not


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