Adaptation and Transformation Through (Un)Learning: Lived Experiences of Immigrant Chinese Nurses in US Healthcare Environment Xu, Yu; Gutierrez, Antonio; Kim, Su Hyun Xu, Yu; Gutierrez, Antonio; Kim, Su Hyun Less Advances in Nursing Science. 31(2):E33-E47, April-June 2008. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Using Colaizzi's (1978) 7-step procedure, this study examined the lived experiences of Chinese nurses working in the US healthcare environment. Five primary themes emerged from the data and supported the findings in the general literature on international nurses, especially those from Asia. This study also revealed real and potential risks to patient safety and quality of care during the transition of these Chinese nurses.