Internationally educated nurses in transition in the United States: Challenges and mediators

Marlene M. Rosenkoetter, Deena Nardi, Marilyn Bowcutt

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International migration has doubled worldwide since 1970, and nurses are increasingly becoming a part of this trend. In 2008, approximately 5.6% of RN positions were filled by nurses educated in other countries. One of the critical issues is the transition of these immigrated nurses to the U.S. health care system and acculturation in a new society. Continuing education is necessary to promote adjustment and provide for a successful transition while ensuring quality patient care. The life patterns model provides a framework to describe the challenges and potential mediators in the transition process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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