Return to nursing: A meta-synthesis of academic bridging programs effect on internationally educated nurses
This meta-synthesis explored the effect of bridging programs on internationally educated nurses (IENs). Eight papers that met the inclusion criteria were selected for this review. There were 437 participants from eight studies who come from different parts of the globe and who settled in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Using a grounded theory approach for data analysis, four effects of bridging programs on IENs were identified. These are: (a) the concepts from the regulatory body, the client-centred care; (b) do something better for us, for our future; (c) we have to learn English; and, (d) faculty, program coordinator and preceptors that were willing to work with them. These effects were defined and explored in light of the study samples selected for this study.
School of Nursing
Bridging, Effects of bridging programs, IENs, Internationally educated nurses, Meta-synthesis
Cruz, Edward V., Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, and C. Patricia Mazzotta. "Return to nursing: A meta-synthesis of academic bridging programs’ effect on internationally educated nurses." The Qualitative Report 22, no. 4 (2017): 1192-1111.