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NHSRU Integrating ESL Nurses: What's Been Happening at Hamilton Health Sciences

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Integrating ESL Nurses: What's Been Happening at Hamilton Health Sciences

We have just released a new publication, Series Report #42 Hamilton Health Sciences, Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Nurse Integration Project 2012-2015.

The project’s goal was to ensure that registered nurses (RNs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) educated abroad or in Canada were fully integrated into the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) workforce. 

The project’s main objectives were to:

 

  • Support the integration of 120 IEN/ESL nurses into HHS and other Ontario healthcare facilities 
  • Develop a suite of tools for IEN/ESL nurses 
  • Build the mentorship of up to 60 frontline RNs/RPNs, clinical educators and clinical managers (CMs) 
  • Provide employment opportunities for 120 IEN/ESL nurses 
  • Measure participant and employer satisfaction 

The role of the NHSRU was to:

  • Integrate and discuss the implications of all evaluative data collected by the project partners and research team
  • Collect and analyze additional data to assess the partners' satisfaction with the project

For more information about the NHSRU-KTEP please contact:

Andrea Baumann

Scientific Director, McMaster University Site
Nursing Health Services Research Unit
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Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22581

Lianne Jeffs

Scientific Director, University of Toronto Site
Nursing Health Services Research Unit
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Tel: (416) 864-6060 ext. 77644

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT

 

Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.