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36. International Nurse Migration: Facilitating the Transition

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The articles in this topic portray in a realistic manner the political and cultural landscape of international nursing. The articles describe obstacles and opportunities to international recruitment, exchange, and partnership. Specific topics discussed include concerns related to migration as a temporary arrangement, a Latin American perspective on nurse migration, a description of an acculturation program for internationally educated nurses, the globalization of higher education, and the experiences of a nurse who migrated to the United States from the Philippines.

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