Factors Affecting the Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of America

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153793
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Affecting the Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of America
Abstract:
Factors Affecting the Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of America
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Ibitayo, Kristina, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas at Arlington
Title:Clinical Assistant Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This exploratory descriptive study described the push factors, pull factors, personal characteristics, motivation to migrate, transition conditions, family/social environment, work environment, and professional satisfaction of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in the US health care system. It described the differences in these IENs across source countries by world region.

Methods:

The target population was IENs who migrated to the US. The sample was a non-random convenience sample of IENs. The setting was the professional community of nurses in the US.

Subject recruitment was done by 1) e-mail announcements with a link to the online survey (Nurse International Relocation and Transition Questionnaire 2, Gray & Johnson, 2008) to IENs identified by key gatekeepers, 2) organizational webpage postings, or 3) flyers/emails to IENs by published nurse migration experts. Key gatekeepers were officers in national nursing associations, nurse leaders in large health care systems/hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and published experts.

Results:

Findings on the transition and relocation experiences of IENs provided support for the validity of the Ibitayo (2009) model, Migration and Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses. The desired endpoint of the transition experience is professional satisfaction. The majority of the participants had been in the US for several years and experienced high professional satisfaction. There was not a significant difference in the IENs primary motivation to migrate. Among IENs who received their basic nursing education in different WHO regions, there were no significant differences in professional satisfaction. However, there was a difference among IENs in different WHO regions in transition conditions, family/social environment, work environment, motivation to migrate, push factors, and pull factors.

Conclusion:

This study added to the knowledge base on nurse migration issues by providing a greater understanding of IENs relocation and transition experiences in the US and their successful integration into the healthcare workforce.
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.titleFactors Affecting the Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of Americaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153793-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Affecting the Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses Migrating to the United States of America</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ibitayo, Kristina, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas at Arlington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ibitayo@uta.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This exploratory descriptive study described the push factors, pull factors, personal characteristics, motivation to migrate, transition conditions, family/social environment, work environment, and professional satisfaction of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in the US health care system. It described the differences in these IENs across source countries by world region. <br/><br/>Methods: <br/><br/>The target population was IENs who migrated to the US. The sample was a non-random convenience sample of IENs. The setting was the professional community of nurses in the US. <br/><br/>Subject recruitment was done by 1) e-mail announcements with a link to the online survey (Nurse International Relocation and Transition Questionnaire 2, Gray &amp; Johnson, 2008) to IENs identified by key gatekeepers, 2) organizational webpage postings, or 3) flyers/emails to IENs by published nurse migration experts. Key gatekeepers were officers in national nursing associations, nurse leaders in large health care systems/hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and published experts. <br/><br/>Results: <br/><br/>Findings on the transition and relocation experiences of IENs provided support for the validity of the Ibitayo (2009) model, Migration and Transition of Internationally Educated Nurses. The desired endpoint of the transition experience is professional satisfaction. The majority of the participants had been in the US for several years and experienced high professional satisfaction. There was not a significant difference in the IENs primary motivation to migrate. Among IENs who received their basic nursing education in different WHO regions, there were no significant differences in professional satisfaction. However, there was a difference among IENs in different WHO regions in transition conditions, family/social environment, work environment, motivation to migrate, push factors, and pull factors. <br/><br/>Conclusion: <br/><br/>This study added to the knowledge base on nurse migration issues by providing a greater understanding of IENs relocation and transition experiences in the US and their successful integration into the healthcare workforce. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:31:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:31:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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