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Authors

  1. Nease, Beth MSN, RN, BC

Abstract

A diverse workforce enables an organization to reflect and respond to community diversity. With an increase in the number of nurses educated outside of the United States seeking licensure and employment within U.S. hospitals, the development of an approach to assimilate these international nurses is essential. A thorough and holistic approach will ensure an ethical and safe introduction into the U.S. nursing workforce. This article describes a program based on the hospital's nursing professional practice model that was developed to address the challenges of skill transfer, role definition, and communication.