• Friday, May 20, 2022


Nursing is becoming an acceptable career option for South Asians

The NHS logo on a sign outside St Thomas’ Hospital (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

More and more South Asian families are realising that nursing can be a good career option for their children, thanks to better awareness about the job. Although attitudes are changing, there’s still a long way to go before Asian families consider nursing a prestigious career option. Former banking professional Farina Saheed made the switch to nursing after she did a counselling course and realised how much she “enjoyed giving back and helping others.” “My mum was really supportive of my decision but initially my dad wasn’t so happy about me making the change from banking to nursing,” said Saheed, a mental health nurse from…

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