Title

U.S.-based recruitment of foreign-educated nurses: Implications of an emerging industry

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2010

Journal

American Journal of Nursing

Volume

Volume 110, Issue 6

Inclusive Pages

38-48

Keywords

Foreign Professional Personnel--supply & distribution; Nurses--supply & distribution; Personnel Selection; Workforce Issues; Global Health

Abstract

Despite an increase in the number of foreign-educated nurses (FENs) working in U.S. hospitals and nursing homes, very little is known about the industry that brought them here. Our objectives were to learn more about the size and scope of the international nurse recruitment industry, its business models, and the range of countries where companies actively recruit. Based on reports from focus groups of FENs in New York City, we also sought to identify some of the problems that have occurred in the areas of contracting and clinical orientation.

Peer Reviewed

1