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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616078
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Understanding Nurse Migration
Other Titles:
Enhancing Nursing Leadership Throughout the World
Author(s):
Colin, Jessie M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Jessie M. Colin, RN, FRE, FAAN, jcolin@barry.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Purpose: The current nursing shortage in the United States, which began in 1998, still lingers with no end in sight. The causes of the nursing shortage in the Caribbean are different from those of the U.S. The movement of Caribbean nurses historically has been within the region or outside the region to the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, and the U.S. Significant migration by Caribbean nurses is generally seen in Florida, which is considered the gateway to the Caribbean basin. This migration has served as the catalyst for a rapidly growing global business that attracts a number of entrepreneurial ventures and players. The results have been challenging with the most negative being exploitation of nurse migrants. The purpose of this inquiry was to identify the challenges the Florida Board of Nursing face in credentialing Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) from three source countries: Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago; and design an evaluation model or matrix to facilitate the authentication of IENs credentials who migrate to Florida.'The theoretical framework used was that of Donabedian, which includes 3 components structure, process and outcome. Methods: This was an IRB approved triangulated evaluation study. This descriptive, evaluation'inquiry used a mixed method design. It included quantitative data gathered through a researcher designed survey tool which was used to collect data about the Boards of Nursing credentialing process; 'two researcher designed questionnaires 'used to gather data about the'Credentialing Agencies credential evaluation process and a source country questionnaire used to gather data about the source country credentialing and licensing process. Finally,'a record review of the FL BON' credential approval process and'the NCLEX pass rate of RNs and LPNs by source country were conducted.'' The qualitative data 'were gathered through individual interviews with Credentialing Agency representatives and source country representatives and a focus group was conducted with FL BON nursing education consultants. Results: Findings from the study provided valuable information and insight about the credentialing process of IENs overall and in Florida in particular. The information obtained may be utilized to process IEN applications and to give approval to take the NCLEX examination. The data from the inquiry were used to create a credential evaluation model that can be used to facilitate the process of authenticating and credentialing IEN applicants who seek licensure in Florida. Conclusion: Implementation of the model has significant regulatory implication that will ensure the delivery of safe nursing care & protection of the public. In addition, addressing the credentialing process of foreign graduates, which is complex and multifaceted is to create a specialized IEN staff within the FL BON. This staff would need to have focused training in fraud detection. They would maintain open lines of communication with CES and with the appropriate government Ministry from the source.
Keywords:
licensure authentication; migration; credentialing
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16C07; INRC16C07
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUnderstanding Nurse Migrationen
dc.title.alternativeEnhancing Nursing Leadership Throughout the Worlden
dc.contributor.authorColin, Jessie M.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Chien
dc.author.detailsJessie M. Colin, RN, FRE, FAAN, jcolin@barry.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616078-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Purpose: The current nursing shortage in the United States, which began in 1998, still lingers with no end in sight. The causes of the nursing shortage in the Caribbean are different from those of the U.S. The movement of Caribbean nurses historically has been within the region or outside the region to the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, and the U.S. Significant migration by Caribbean nurses is generally seen in Florida, which is considered the gateway to the Caribbean basin. This migration has served as the catalyst for a rapidly growing global business that attracts a number of entrepreneurial ventures and players. The results have been challenging with the most negative being exploitation of nurse migrants. The purpose of this inquiry was to identify the challenges the Florida Board of Nursing face in credentialing Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) from three source countries: Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago; and design an evaluation model or matrix to facilitate the authentication of IENs credentials who migrate to Florida.'The theoretical framework used was that of Donabedian, which includes 3 components structure, process and outcome. Methods: This was an IRB approved triangulated evaluation study. This descriptive, evaluation'inquiry used a mixed method design. It included quantitative data gathered through a researcher designed survey tool which was used to collect data about the Boards of Nursing credentialing process; 'two researcher designed questionnaires 'used to gather data about the'Credentialing Agencies credential evaluation process and a source country questionnaire used to gather data about the source country credentialing and licensing process. Finally,'a record review of the FL BON' credential approval process and'the NCLEX pass rate of RNs and LPNs by source country were conducted.'' The qualitative data 'were gathered through individual interviews with Credentialing Agency representatives and source country representatives and a focus group was conducted with FL BON nursing education consultants. Results: Findings from the study provided valuable information and insight about the credentialing process of IENs overall and in Florida in particular. The information obtained may be utilized to process IEN applications and to give approval to take the NCLEX examination. The data from the inquiry were used to create a credential evaluation model that can be used to facilitate the process of authenticating and credentialing IEN applicants who seek licensure in Florida. Conclusion: Implementation of the model has significant regulatory implication that will ensure the delivery of safe nursing care & protection of the public. In addition, addressing the credentialing process of foreign graduates, which is complex and multifaceted is to create a specialized IEN staff within the FL BON. This staff would need to have focused training in fraud detection. They would maintain open lines of communication with CES and with the appropriate government Ministry from the source.en
dc.subjectlicensure authenticationen
dc.subjectmigrationen
dc.subjectcredentialingen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:03:51Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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