2022 Stronger - P137 - A Diverse Nursing Workforce Supports Our Care Delivery Mission - On Demand

A nationwide shortage of registered nurses is projected between 2016 and 2030, according to the American Journal of Medical Quality.1 To address our nursing shortage and open new units, UK HealthCare hired international nursing staff for three-year contract terms. This brought its own set of challenges, including general culture shock and acculturation, isolation from extended family, unfamiliarity with the American medical system, potential hostility from native-born American employees, resentment from coworkers, communication challenges, and a steep learning curve to learn the new culture.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Describe new ways to introduce and sustain a multicultural nursing workforce.

Identify methods to create resiliency within an international nursing model.

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Course summary
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  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 General CE - Attendance
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Savanna Carroll, BSN, RN-BC, Patient Care Manager, UK HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Sandy Rogers, PhD, MBA, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY

Lisa K. Thornsberry, DNP, RN, CNML, Nursing Operations Director, UK HealthCare, Lexington, KY


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Nurses (CNE)

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Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

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  • 0.50 General CE - Attendance
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