Demands of immigration among Chinese immigrant nurses

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  • Amy X Ma DNP APRN-BC FNP,

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    1. Assistant Professor of Nursing, Long Island University School of Nursing, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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  • Mary T Quinn Griffin RN PhD,

    1. Assistant Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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  • Katie L Capitulo DNSc RN FAAN,

    1. CEO, Transcultural Nursing Leadership Institute, Bayside, New York; Professor, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China; Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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  • Joyce J Fitzpatrick RN PhD FAAN

    1. Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Amy X. Ma, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, School of Nursing, One University Plaza, HS407, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA. Email: amy.ma@liu.edu

Abstract

Ma AX, Quinn Griffin MT, Capitulo KL, Fitzpatrick JJ. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 443–453
Demands of immigration among Chinese immigrant nurses

The purpose of this study was to identify the demands of immigration among Chinese nurses that have immigrated to the USA. The relationship between the demands of immigration and length of stay in the USA was investigated also. A descriptive correlational study design was used. A convenience sample of 128 nurses was recruited. A self-administered survey was conducted using the demands of immigration scale developed by Aroian, along with a demographic questionnaire. The results showed Chinese immigrant nurses have high demands of immigration. There were significant negative relationships between the demands of immigration and length of stay in the USA. Immigration demands decreased as length of stay increased but remained high even for those who had been in the USA for > 5 years. This information is vital to health-care agencies designing and implementing adaptation programmes targeting these demands to facilitate Chinese nurses' adaptation process.

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