Foreign Nurses : Global Migration, Competencies And Socialization

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Foreign Nurses: Global Migration, Competencies and Socialization
For many countries, global migration of foreign nurses has become essential for their nursing workforce. For the U.S, migration of foreign nurses has been helping with the high demand for nurses and has been providing adequate patient-center care for the many different cultures around the country. Many foreign nurses have difficult transitioning from their origin norms to the U.S norms which sometimes makes difficult for foreign nurses to understand and socialize to the scope and standards developed by the The American Nurses Association, which are “the duties that all registered nurses, regardless of role, population, or specialty, are expected to perform competently” (American Nurses Association, 2010, p.2).
Relevance to the Profession of Nursing
Global Migration of Foreign Nurses
Migration of foreign nurses is nurses that are educated in their country of origin and move to a different country to work as nurses (Sherwood & Shaffer, 2014). “Migrating nurses are sometimes referred to as foreign-educated nurses or [Internationally Educated Nurses] IENs” (Sherwood & Shaffer, 2014, p. 47). Migration of IENs to the U.S have significantly been helping the nursing shortage and to “diversify the nursing workforce” for over five decades (Sherwood & Shaffer, 2014, p. 47).
U.S has a large diversity of different cultures, which stresses the capacity of the nursing system to provide the most adequate patient-center care…

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