Curriculum Innovation Supporting Internationally Educated Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147330
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Curriculum Innovation Supporting Internationally Educated Nurses
Abstract:
Curriculum Innovation Supporting Internationally Educated Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Coffey, Sue, RN, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:York University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Adeline Falk-Rafael, RN, PhD; Lesley Beagrie, RN, PhD; Isolde Daiski, RN, EdD; Nancy, E. Johnston, RN, PhD; Janice Clark, RN, MEd
The change to baccalaureate entry to practice for registered nurses in Ontario has resulted in significant barriers to licensure and employment for many Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), whose educational preparation in their home jurisdiction is evaluated by the College of Nurses of Ontario as being equivalent to a diploma rather than to a degree. As of January, 2005, these IENs are no longer eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE), and are therefore also not eligible to enter Post-RN BScN programs that would enable them to earn a baccalaureate degree while building on previous learning. The result is a closed circle of inaccessibility for many IENs in Ontario. In response to this situation, York University School of Nursing developed a program that will provide IENs with the skills, mentorship, and additional knowledge required. The program, which is built on a strong collaborative model between academia and industry, consists of a four-month Qualifying Pre-Session that leads to admission into a modified Post-RN BScN program. It is designed to provide IENs with access to: a) baccalaureate nursing education, b) licensure, and c) employment. The program addresses the following known barriers to licensure and employment for IENs: 1. Access to baccalaureate level nursing education, necessary for licensure in Ontario, which builds on previous learning while ensuring that students are safe and competent practitioners. 2. Access to licensure through eligibility to write the CRNE. 3. Access to English language support and instruction, including professionally relevant English language support and instruction. 4. Access to a range of formal and informal mentors who will provide social support, practice with English language skills, clinical guidance, and opportunities to experience and discuss the Canadian context of nursing. 5. Nursing experience in the Canadian healthcare system that includes a focus on supporting transition to the Canadian context.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCurriculum Innovation Supporting Internationally Educated Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147330-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Curriculum Innovation Supporting Internationally Educated Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Coffey, Sue, RN, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">York University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">scoffey@yorku.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Adeline Falk-Rafael, RN, PhD; Lesley Beagrie, RN, PhD; Isolde Daiski, RN, EdD; Nancy, E. Johnston, RN, PhD; Janice Clark, RN, MEd</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The change to baccalaureate entry to practice for registered nurses in Ontario has resulted in significant barriers to licensure and employment for many Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), whose educational preparation in their home jurisdiction is evaluated by the College of Nurses of Ontario as being equivalent to a diploma rather than to a degree. As of January, 2005, these IENs are no longer eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE), and are therefore also not eligible to enter Post-RN BScN programs that would enable them to earn a baccalaureate degree while building on previous learning. The result is a closed circle of inaccessibility for many IENs in Ontario. In response to this situation, York University School of Nursing developed a program that will provide IENs with the skills, mentorship, and additional knowledge required. The program, which is built on a strong collaborative model between academia and industry, consists of a four-month Qualifying Pre-Session that leads to admission into a modified Post-RN BScN program. It is designed to provide IENs with access to: a) baccalaureate nursing education, b) licensure, and c) employment. The program addresses the following known barriers to licensure and employment for IENs: 1. Access to baccalaureate level nursing education, necessary for licensure in Ontario, which builds on previous learning while ensuring that students are safe and competent practitioners. 2. Access to licensure through eligibility to write the CRNE. 3. Access to English language support and instruction, including professionally relevant English language support and instruction. 4. Access to a range of formal and informal mentors who will provide social support, practice with English language skills, clinical guidance, and opportunities to experience and discuss the Canadian context of nursing. 5. Nursing experience in the Canadian healthcare system that includes a focus on supporting transition to the Canadian context.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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