The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Nurses: What You Need to Know about Nursing and Health Care in the United States / Edition 1

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Overview

[This book] will serve as your guide before and after you come to the United States?. [A] 'must-read' for every nurse who is contemplating migrating to the U.S.

-Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

This book is the only guide to the United States health care system for nurses immigrating to this country as well as foreign-educated nurses who are already here.

The contributors provide a wealth of insight on how to address the challenges of being a foreign-educated nurse in the United States. Nurses can learn what is expected of them, how to prepare for the journey to the United States, and how to adapt to their new communities. The book can help foreign-educated nurses understand the health care system as well as their rights and roles within that system.

Written in simple, accessible language, the guide will address the topics and issues that foreign-educated nurses care about, including living in the United States as a foreign-educated nurse, nursing practice in the United States, and the U.S. health care system.

Key topics discussed:

• Preparing to leave the home country
• The process of entry into the U.S.A.
• Nursing education in the U.S.A.
• Understanding the U.S. health care system
• Employment challenges and guidelines for entering the U.S. workforce
• Foreign-educated nurses' roles, rights, and obligations

Most importantly, this book will help foreign-educated nurses learn how to avoid being misunderstood by others, form enduring relationships with American colleagues, and join them in working to improve the quality of health care in this country—and worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826110657
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,385,029
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine R. Davis, PhD, RN, is the Director of Global Research and Test Administration for CGFNS International. Dr. Davis provides senior leadership for CGFNS
test development activities, research initiatives, and related publications. Prior joining CGFNS International, Dr. Davis was Associate Professor of Nursing
Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She holds a PhD in Nursing from Adelphi
University and a Master's degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the National Editorial Advisory
Board of Advance for Nurses and as a manuscript reviewer for Sigma Theta
International's Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Davis has authored and edited numerous publications on international nursing issues and has served as a national and international speaker on nurse migration trends and challenges, international testing and test development issues, and conducting certification programs.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreign-Educated Nurses in the U.S. Health
Care System

2 Preparing to Leave Your Home Country

3 Entry Into the United States

4 Entry Into the U.S. Workforce

5 Employment in the United States

6 The U.S. Health Care System

7 Nursing Practice in the United States

8 Communicating in the U.S. Health Care System

9 Adjusting to a New Community

10 Continuing Your Education

11 Resources at Your Disposal

Appendix A: Job Interview Materials

Appendix B: U.S. Government Visa Information

Appendix C: Migration Resources

Appendix D: CGFNS International Reports

Appendix E: Slang Terms, Idioms, Jargon, and Abbreviations

Appendix F: Educational Resources

Glossary

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