Internationally Educated Nurses Experience of the First Two Years Working and Living in England: a mixed methods study

Joanne Garside, Charlene Pressley, John Stephenson, Dillon Newton, Linda Sanderson, Precious A Duodu, Bibha Simkhada, Manju Pallam, Warren Gillibrand

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The recruitment of international nurses in England is increasing to fill nursing vacancies and meet the rising demands of healthcare. Progressing recruitment to the oversight of the retention of England’s nursing workforce is a transactional and brittle ineffective plan for both individual international nurses and healthcare systems alike. Migrating to live and work thousands of kilometres away from home, often imposing separation from partners and families, for an undetermined period of time is a significant decision for an international nurse to take (Bond, 2022). Despite the large numbers of international nurses migrating to live and work in England in recent years, there are no studies published that explore their lived experiences during the initial few years’ post migration (Dahl et al., 2022; Palmer et al. 2021). This study therefore builds on the global knowledge of international nurses’ motivations for migration and explores their experiences in the first two years postmigration in England with the intention of laying a foundation of new knowledge in this currently under-investigated phenomenon (Pressley et al., 2022; Buchan et al., 2022)
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield
Commissioning bodyNHS England
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

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