Lived Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses Holding Management Positions in USA: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620215
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lived Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses Holding Management Positions in USA: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study
Other Titles:
Experiences in Nursing Leadership Development
Author(s):
Allen, Lilian A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lilian A. Allen, RN, lilian.allen70@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Understanding the lived experiences of internationally educated nurses (IENs) holding management positions is important because of the changing dynamics of the nursing profession and the increasing ethnic diversity in the United States population.� Leaders in health care need insight into the experiences of IENs in order to develop policies and practices that support effective recruitment, retention, and advancement of IENs.� The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of IENs holding management positions in U.S. health care organizations.� Purnell?s model of cultural competence was the theoretical framework used to guide the study.� Data were collected through semistructured, face-to-face interviews with seven IENs holding management positions.� The data were analyzed using Colaizzi?s seven-step phenomenological process.� The analysis process resulted in six themes: (a) the role of leaders in IENs? acceptance of management positions, (b) challenges regarding job responsibilities, (c) cultural differences, (d) language and communication, (d) work relationships and support, and (e) educational opportunities.� The findings from this study indicate that obtaining and serving in a management or leadership role are challenging tasks for IENs but are also rewarding.� Further, opportunities are available for IENs to obtain management and leadership positions.� The results of the study may assist health care leaders to establish policies that promote inclusiveness and help IENs advance in their careers.� This study may also bring awareness to the responsibilities associated with being a nurse manager or leader.� The implications of the study findings include policy formations on inclusiveness.� The recommendations for health care organizations and nurse-leaders include transition program implementation, inclusiveness, cultural awareness, professional mentoring, and accent-modification programs. �Recommendations for future research will involve conducting a study to better understand the main topics uncovered in the current study, including the role of leaders in IENs? interest in management, job training for IENs, excessive workload, difficulties in balancing job responsibilities and personal life, workplace bureaucracy, and humility.
Keywords:
Internationally educated nurses; Phenomenological study; Management and leadership positions
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16R01
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleLived Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses Holding Management Positions in USA: A Descriptive Phenomenological Studyen
dc.title.alternativeExperiences in Nursing Leadership Developmenten
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Lilian A.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsLilian A. Allen, RN, lilian.allen70@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620215-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Understanding the lived experiences of internationally educated nurses (IENs) holding management positions is important because of the changing dynamics of the nursing profession and the increasing ethnic diversity in the United States population.� Leaders in health care need insight into the experiences of IENs in order to develop policies and practices that support effective recruitment, retention, and advancement of IENs.� The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of IENs holding management positions in U.S. health care organizations.� Purnell?s model of cultural competence was the theoretical framework used to guide the study.� Data were collected through semistructured, face-to-face interviews with seven IENs holding management positions.� The data were analyzed using Colaizzi?s seven-step phenomenological process.� The analysis process resulted in six themes: (a) the role of leaders in IENs? acceptance of management positions, (b) challenges regarding job responsibilities, (c) cultural differences, (d) language and communication, (d) work relationships and support, and (e) educational opportunities.� The findings from this study indicate that obtaining and serving in a management or leadership role are challenging tasks for IENs but are also rewarding.� Further, opportunities are available for IENs to obtain management and leadership positions.� The results of the study may assist health care leaders to establish policies that promote inclusiveness and help IENs advance in their careers.� This study may also bring awareness to the responsibilities associated with being a nurse manager or leader.� The implications of the study findings include policy formations on inclusiveness.� The recommendations for health care organizations and nurse-leaders include transition program implementation, inclusiveness, cultural awareness, professional mentoring, and accent-modification programs. �Recommendations for future research will involve conducting a study to better understand the main topics uncovered in the current study, including the role of leaders in IENs? interest in management, job training for IENs, excessive workload, difficulties in balancing job responsibilities and personal life, workplace bureaucracy, and humility.en
dc.subjectInternationally educated nursesen
dc.subjectPhenomenological studyen
dc.subjectManagement and leadership positionsen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:22:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:22:30Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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