A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally
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A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally

Carolyn Middleton Associate director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), corporate nursing team, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Cwmbran, Wales
Bronagh Scott Executive director of nursing, ABUHB, corporate nursing team, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, Wales
Martine Price Deputy director of nursing, ABUHB, corporate nursing team, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Cwmbran, Wales

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and outside the European economic area. This article describes an innovative recruitment initiative that has focused on nurses who trained overseas and are living and working in the local community, but cannot work in a registered nurse role without financial and practical support. It provides an overview of the robust selection processes used, which are in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council registration requirements, and the stepwise employment offer made to successful applicants.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1716

Citation

Middleton C, Scott B, Price M (2018) A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1716

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This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

carolyn.middleton@wales.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 12 July 2018

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