The experience of internationally qualified registered nurses working in the Australian healthcare system: an integrative literature review.

Chun Tie, Ylona, Birks, Melanie, and Mills, Jane (2017) The experience of internationally qualified registered nurses working in the Australian healthcare system: an integrative literature review. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. pp. 1-11. (In Press)

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Abstract

Introduction: International nurses account for 20% of the Australian nurse workforce. This review aims to identify and appraise research findings on the experiences of internationally qualified registered nurses working in the Australian healthcare system.

Methodology: The review was structured using Whittemore and Knafl modified framework for integrated reviews. A systematic database search was undertaken. Articles (n = 48) were identified for appraisal based on set inclusion and exclusion criteria. Evaluation using the Critical Appraisal Skills Program tool resulted in (n = 16) articles in the final data set.

Results: Three broad themes were identified: (a) Transitioning—Need for appropriate, timely, and adequate supports to assist transition to practice; (b) Practicing within local contexts—How expectations were different to the reality of clinical practice; and (c) Experiencing prejudice—when racial prejudice occurred.

Discussion: Appropriate programs including cultural-safety education can mitigate adverse workforce dynamics within culturally diverse health care teams to enable provision of culturally congruent health care.

Item ID: 49943
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australia, health care system, internationally qualified, registered nurse
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ISSN: 1552-7832
Funders: Australian Post Graduate Award
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 04:48
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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