Community Collaboration for IEN/ESL Employment: Bridging the Gap
PUBLICATION TYPE Report
The Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Nurse Integration Project aimed to ensure registered nurses (RNs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) educated abroad or in Canada were fully integrated into the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) workforce. The purpose was to create, implement and evaluate integration strategies.From pre hire through orientation and clinical integration, the project provided IEN/ESL nurseswith various clinical and communication skills supports. For example, clinical assessment and development, problem solving, team relationships, professionalism and managing conflict in a hospital setting.