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Towards a global nursing workforce: the ‘brain circulation’

01 March 2007

Nursing Management


NURSING IS a global profession and the flow of nurses between nations has greatly increased in recent years.

Overseas recruitment and migration

01 December 2005

Nursing Management


THE RCN (2004) warns, that with 30,000 nurses leaving the UK every year, 2,000 of them to the US alone, a ‘fragile future’ lies ahead for the NHS.

Improving quality of primary health care in a Sudanese dispensary

26 January 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing in a poverty-stricken war zone means working with poor facilities and coping with different attitudes. Sue Campbell explores how working overseas does not...

Specialist cleft lip and palate skills boost care in a Romanian hospital

27 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Vanessa Martin travelled with a surgical team to Romania over a period of 12 years to support nurses and improve practice in the treatment of cleft lip and palate....

Overseas black and minority ethnic nurses: a systematic review

01 April 2005

Nurse Researcher


This paper is based on a study of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses in the NHS. Following a critical and analytical discussion of the principles of...

Addressing nursing shortages in sub-Saharan Africa

30 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The desperate situation of the health workforce in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cannot be overstated. This has been a significant and confounding factor in the decline...

Coping with differences in culture and communication in health care

19 November 2008

Nursing Standard


Internationally recruited nurses (IRNs) provide valuable resources to address existing and predicted nurse shortages. Once in employment many IRNs experience...

Objective structured clinical exam: how clinical nurse educators can support internationally educated nurses

13 August 2019

Nursing Management


Internationally educated nurses (IENs) require robust teaching programmes to support them through the objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) process to gain...

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

12 July 2018

Nursing Management


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and outside the European economic area. This article describes an innovative...

Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India

09 October 2018

Nursing Standard

workforce issues

In September 2016, a team of nurses from East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT) and the University of Hertfordshire in England travelled to Kerala, India to...