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Education, Adaptation, and Orientation of Korean Nurses in a U.S. Healthcare System

Boylston, Mary T. EdD, MSN, RN; Burnett, Irene MSN, RN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: January-February 2010 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 23-27
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181cc2dae

With the influx of foreign nurses into the U.S. healthcare system, a process of educating and orienting Korean nurses has been developed through a unique partnership between a small Christian university and a large faith-based hospital system in the northeast. The authors describe best practices incorporated by the partnership to ensure a seamless educational and orientation experience.

The authors describe a partnership between a university and a healthcare system designed to successfully orient foreign nurses.

Mary T. Boylston, EdD, MSN, RN, is Professor, Department of Nursing, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

Irene Burnett, MSN, RN, is Director of Nursing Education, Mercy Health System: Mercy Fitzgerald Division, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Mary T. Boylston, EdD, MSN, RN, Department of Nursing, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19807 (e-mail:

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