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A Comparison of Internationally-Educated and Canadian-Educated Nurses

January 1, 2013 | By |

Considerable literature exists on the immigration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) and their use in filling staffing vacancies in healthcare organizations (HCOs), but little information exists to guide the development and implementation of policies that promote the safe integration of IENs.

Funding:
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) $204,300.00 (2010-2013)

Investigators:
L. McGillis Hall (PI), C.B. Jones, S. MacDonald-Rencz, L. Little, J. Peterson, & M. Lalonde

Summary:
Considerable literature exists on the immigration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) and their use in filling staffing vacancies in healthcare organizations (HCOs), but little information exists to guide the development and implementation of policies that promote the safe integration of IENs. This research project addresses the needs of organizational and public policy makers in Ontario who lack evidence about the technical competencies, cultural sensitivities, and quality of care provided by IENs and the support they may require to be employed as a nurse here.

Publication:
McGillis Hall, L., Jones, C., Lalonde, M., Strudwick, G., McDonald, B. Not very welcoming: A survey of internationally educated nurses employed in Canada. Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 2(2), 60-65. DOI: 10.5176/2010-4804_2.2.78

Report:
2013 McGillis Hall, L., Jones, C., Peterson, J., Lalonde, M., MacDonald-Rencz, S.,Dales, L., & Harris, A. Internationally Educated Nurses in Ontario. On: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. ISBN 978-x-xxxx-xxxx-x