I have a paper just out in the International Journal of Nursing Studies where colleagues and I surveyed newly qualified nurses who studied in London, first on the last day of their course, and then six months later. We asked about confidence and feeling prepared for various aspects of job hunting, and what success they had experienced. The causality is complex but it appeared to be very consistent across all the ‘outcome’ measures that ethnic minority nurses had worse prospects. There’s a lot of questions that arise from this that justify new research, for example focussing on the work placement and the peer support environment.
This is part of a larger project run by NHS London which will have a press release and launch at the King’s Fund on 19 November.