Exploration de la transition professionnelle d'infirmières diplômées à l'internationel lors d'un programme d'intégration

Authors: Martineau-Aubin, Virginie
Advisor: Lechasseur, Kathleen
Abstract: Internationally educated nurses (IEN) face a variety of challenges throughout their integration journey into the nursing profession. The participation to an integration program influences their progress. The purpose of the research was to explore the experiences of IEN in their professional transition when implementing an integration program. The transitions theory of Meleis, Sawyer, Im, Messias, & Schumacher (2000) served as a guide for this research. Using a grounded theory approach described by Strauss and Corbin (2004), data were collected from 14 IEN, including 5 in individual interviews and 9 in group interviews. The results show that IEN experiment professional differences. Those related to nursing activities differ according to the IEN working place in the country of origin. In fact, IEN who have worked in hospitals move from the role of technical care executant to a health professional with diverse and autonomous activities. While community-based IEN are moving from diversified, self-sustaining activities to a role that is focused on nursing care. Other professional differences also emerged from the analysis and refer to the clinical context. The elements identified relate to the legislative framework, interpersonal verbal and nonverbal communication, the type of clientele, the health situations experienced by the clientele and the equipment used. Thereafter, personals conditions, conditions related to the integration program and community conditions influence the way the professional transition is lived by the IEN. The emerging theoretical model provides a deeper understanding of the professional transition of IEN and the relationships between each of the concepts during an integration program.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 13 February 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/33566
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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