Navigation Links
Yes, the grass IS greener: Why Canadian nurses go -- and stay -- in the USA
Date:5/14/2009

(Toronto: May 14, 2009) A study looking at Canadian-educated registered nurses working in the USA found that opportunities for ongoing education, including formal support for graduate education and ease of licensure, in addition to full-time employment, were key factors that contribute to the migration of Canadian nurses to the USA, particularly baccalaureate-educated nurses.

Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing's Dr. Linda McGillis Hall, Associate Dean, Research, is the lead author of the study, published online today in the International Nursing Review.

"These findings are important for Canadian health services policy-makers to consider, as they develop strategies to retain nurses in Canada," says Hall. "The emigration of Canadian RNs to the USA worsens existing shortages in Canada, and creates shortages where none might have existed if these RNs had remained."

The study also found that:

  • A greater proportion of Canadian RNs working in the US were employed full-time than their American counterparts, or their Canadian counterparts in Canada

  • A higher proportion of Canadian nurses working in the US hold graduate degrees, compared with those working in Canada

  • Canada is viewed as a rich source of young, well-educated RNs with the added advantage of low recruitment costs due to geographic proximity, similar cultures and language, reciprocally recognized orientation and basic nursing training

These findings suggest a serious depletion of nursing human capital is on the horizon, as degree-educated nurses emigrate to the United States, says Hall.

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of Canadian-educated registered nurses working in the USA, why nurses leave Canada, remain outside of Canada, or under what circumstances might return to Canada. Data for this study include the 1996, 2000 and 2004 USA National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses and reports from the same time period from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lucianna Ciccocioppo
lucianna.ciccocioppo@utoronto.ca
416-976-3657
University of Toronto
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Divided Committee Vote Reflects Growing Grassroots Opposition to Sebelius Nomination
2. Des Moines-Area Optometrists Partner With Sens. Harkin and Grassley; U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care
3. Health Freedom Groups Join in Launch of Grassroots Health Revolution Petition at HealthRevolutionPetition.org
4. National Front Line Caregiver Group Urges Senate Leaders to Support Grassley Amendment Protecting Seniors Care, Assuring Stability of Nations Long Term Care Workforce
5. Grasso leads technical teams response to HHS HIV/AIDS Bureau announcement
6. Grassroots Group Gets Travel Advantage Network Support
7. TransMedia Group Retained by Renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lagrasso to Share Beauty Trends, Warnings and Medical Perspective Previously Limited to the Rich and Famous
8. Grassrootshealth Launches D*action Community Project to Solve Vitamin D Deficiency Crisis
9. Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
10. AARP Responds to Senator Grassley, Conducts Comprehensive Review of Marketing of Fixed Benefit Indemnity Products
11. General Mills, Inc. Launches One-Of-A-Kind Grassroots Health and Nutrition Initiative Designed to Help Hispanic Families Eat Better
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts ... applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention ... health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all ... brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: