La transition professionnelle d'infirmières immigrantes de la région de Québec

Authors: Tremblay, Catherine
Advisor: Lapierre, Judith
Abstract: In Quebec, the retention rate 5 years after entering practice is 25% lower for foreign trained nurses than it is for nurses that completed their studies locally (OIIQ, 2017a). The integration of foreign trained nurses into the health system helps to maintain a sufficient workforce and facilitate accessibility to health care for people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds (Pearson et al., 2007; RNAO, 2007). Based on the Transition Theory of Meleis (2010), our qualitative study inspired by a phenomenology approach aimed at understanding the experience of professional transition as lived by foreign trained nurses in Quebec City. The data, collected for 6 participants was via semi-structured interview, has been analysed with theme identification (Pierre Paillé & Mucchielli, 2012). Three major themes around the experience of internationally educated nurses were found: living different transitions at the same time, experimenting a different practice and realising the contrast between one’s expectations and the reality. Then, conditions influencing transition emerged from the data: using inner resources and strengths to adapt, the influence of the work environment and being different. Finally, two last themes emerged for the analysis concerning the evaluation of the integration made by the nurse herself and an feeling of accomplishment. In accordance with our results and the literature, we conclude this study suggesting different
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 8 January 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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