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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2010-08-30
  • Title
    Ethical Nurse Recruitment - ICN Position Statement
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    International Council of Nurses
  • Year
    2001
  • Author
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher]Career mobility is important both to nurses in furthering their careers and to society in allowing nursing to adapt and respond to changing health needs. Career mobility enables nurses to achieve personal career goals and contributes to the nursing profession by raising the competency of its members. Career mobility allows nursing to respond to scientific, technological, social, political and economic changes by modifying or expanding the roles, composition and supply of nursing personnel to meet identified health needs. A complex web of contributing factors generates the emerging global nursing shortage (see Table 1). The current situation, characterised by an increasing demand and a decreasing supply, results in heightened competition for the nursing human resources available, both within and among countries. As a short-term strategy, countries or health care facilities have regarded international migration as a possible solution.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    international migration; nurse; nurses
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