Transition program for internationally educated Filipina nurses

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dc.contributor Tomlinson, Stephen
dc.contributor Prevost, Suzanne
dc.contributor Ford, Cassandra
dc.contributor Foster, Pamela Payne
dc.contributor.advisor Erevelles, Nirmala
dc.contributor.author Delos Reyes, Amelia Espino
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-16T15:03:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-16T15:03:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003422
dc.identifier.other DelosReyes_alatus_0004D_13984
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6479
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study was guided by standpoint theory and cultural competency theory for the purpose of exploring the lived experiences of internationally educated Filipina nurses (IEFNs) who migrated to Alabama to join the U.S. nursing workforce and to help alleviate the critical shortage of nurses. The goal of this research was to address the lack of transition programs for IEFNs in facilitating their transition related to socio-cultural differences, language barriers, and adaptation to their new living and working environment. This study discussed the impact (or the lack thereof) of transition programs for IEFNs. The rate of internationally educated Filipino nurses entering the U.S. nursing workforce has been increasing faster than the rate of new nurses educated in the U.S. since 1998. Despite the increased utilization of IEFNs in the U.S., there is a lack of knowledge of how these nurses transition into the U.S. nursing workforce. Internationally educated Filipino nurses must adapt their practice and communication patterns to that of the new environment in order to successfully deliver safe, quality care to patients (Aiken, Buchan, Sochalski, Nichols, & Powell, 2004). This study therefore focused on the lived experiences of internationally educated Filipina nurses related to socio-cultural differences, language barriers, and adaptation to their new living and working environment. The experience of isolation, intimidation, discrimination and/or marginalization severely affected the transition and adaptation of the Filipina nurses. The development of transition programs based on these Filipina nurses lived experiences will hopefully help and assist in the transition of the newly hired internationally educated Filipino nurses or future internationally educated foreign nurses migrating to Alabama to join the U.S. nursing workforce.
dc.format.extent 226 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Nursing
dc.title Transition program for internationally educated Filipina nurses
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Instructional Leadership
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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