Case Study: Internationally Educated Nurses Working in a Canadian Healthcare Setting

  • Louise RacineEmail author


Anita is a 21-year-old nurse who recently completed her baccalaureate in nursing from a nursing school in Manila. Anita has aspired to pursue a nursing career abroad to avail of better working conditions, better pay, and a chance to pursue higher nursing education. She decided to immigrate to Canada and settle in a western Canadian province. She needed to have her credentials reviewed and approved by a provincial regulatory body to determine her eligibility to take the Canadian licensure exam (NCLEX) for entry to practice as a registered nurse/RN in Canada. Anita passed her NCLEX exam. She benefitted from the financial support of her Canadian employer. The employer paid Anita’s fees to write her NCLEX as it did for all recently hired internationally educated nurses. The employer provided a 6-month allowance to pay Anita’s rent. Anita stays in a rented apartment with other Filipino nurses. Anita has very few Canadian friends outside work. Anita is fluent in English, and she does not have problems communicating with her patients in English.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of NursingUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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