Acculturation of Foreign Educated Nurses in Three Integrated Healthcare Systems in New Jersey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163572
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Acculturation of Foreign Educated Nurses in Three Integrated Healthcare Systems in New Jersey
Author(s):
Sulse, Majuvy; Ferguson, Linda; Garcia-Luna, Noli; Castor, Susan; Nicholas, Marley; Pacquiao, Dula
Author Details:
Majuvy Sulse, RN, MSN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey, email: sulse@essex.edu; Linda Ferguson, RN, MSN; Noli Garcia-Luna, RN C, MSN; Susan Castor, RN, MSN, CCRN; Marley Nicholas, RN, MSN; Dula Pacquiao, EdD, CTN
Abstract:
Purpose: Comparison of initial and long term experiences with acculturation by three groups of foreign nurse graduates working in three integrated healthcare systems in New Jersey. The study focused on the following questions: 1) What are similarities and differences in acculturation programs offered by the hospitals?, 2) What are similarities and differences experienced by nurses across settings and within the same organizations? 3) What are similarities and perceptions of acculturation by foreign graduates and their preceptors/educators/managers?, 4) What organizational variables influence positive acculturation experiences of nurses?, 5) How do demographic variables influence acculturation? 6) What are predictors of effective initial and long term adjustment to the organization?, and 7) How do the foreign nurse's social, cultural and individual beliefs impact on acculturation? Methods: Quantitative sample comprised of 144 foreign educated nurses from Philippines, India, and Trinidad and Tobago recruited within the last three years by St. Barnabas Healthcare System, Atlantic Healthcare, and Raritan Medical Centers using one instrument, Majority- Minority Relations Survey (MMRS). The MMRS has 3 subscales: perceived prejudice, language usage and social customs. Scores indicated levels of acculturation (high for least acculturation, middle for biculturalism and low for high acculturation). Qualitative component consisted of 40 foreign nurses and 32 preceptors/educators/managers. Results: Foreign nurses experienced similar initial and continuing difficulties (adaptation to language and communication, time management, professional role) in their adjustment to the host culture. Factors such as length of time in the US, written language, food preferences, ethnicity and acculturation classes were significant in mean scores on the MMRS. Demographic variables as age, unit worked, living arrangements, and countries worked prior to US, and company and work-preferences were predictors of acculturation. Conclusion and Implications: Personal attributes, social factors, and organizational support were significant in enhancing initial and long term acculturation of foreign nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAcculturation of Foreign Educated Nurses in Three Integrated Healthcare Systems in New Jerseyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSulse, Majuvyen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Luna, Nolien_US
dc.contributor.authorCastor, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorNicholas, Marleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPacquiao, Dulaen_US
dc.author.detailsMajuvy Sulse, RN, MSN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey, email: sulse@essex.edu; Linda Ferguson, RN, MSN; Noli Garcia-Luna, RN C, MSN; Susan Castor, RN, MSN, CCRN; Marley Nicholas, RN, MSN; Dula Pacquiao, EdD, CTNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163572-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Comparison of initial and long term experiences with acculturation by three groups of foreign nurse graduates working in three integrated healthcare systems in New Jersey. The study focused on the following questions: 1) What are similarities and differences in acculturation programs offered by the hospitals?, 2) What are similarities and differences experienced by nurses across settings and within the same organizations? 3) What are similarities and perceptions of acculturation by foreign graduates and their preceptors/educators/managers?, 4) What organizational variables influence positive acculturation experiences of nurses?, 5) How do demographic variables influence acculturation? 6) What are predictors of effective initial and long term adjustment to the organization?, and 7) How do the foreign nurse's social, cultural and individual beliefs impact on acculturation? Methods: Quantitative sample comprised of 144 foreign educated nurses from Philippines, India, and Trinidad and Tobago recruited within the last three years by St. Barnabas Healthcare System, Atlantic Healthcare, and Raritan Medical Centers using one instrument, Majority- Minority Relations Survey (MMRS). The MMRS has 3 subscales: perceived prejudice, language usage and social customs. Scores indicated levels of acculturation (high for least acculturation, middle for biculturalism and low for high acculturation). Qualitative component consisted of 40 foreign nurses and 32 preceptors/educators/managers. Results: Foreign nurses experienced similar initial and continuing difficulties (adaptation to language and communication, time management, professional role) in their adjustment to the host culture. Factors such as length of time in the US, written language, food preferences, ethnicity and acculturation classes were significant in mean scores on the MMRS. Demographic variables as age, unit worked, living arrangements, and countries worked prior to US, and company and work-preferences were predictors of acculturation. Conclusion and Implications: Personal attributes, social factors, and organizational support were significant in enhancing initial and long term acculturation of foreign nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:09:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:09:54Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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