3.30-5.00pm, Wed 30th August 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Dominic Diocera is a PhD student in the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne.
Internationally educated nurses (IENs) have long been seen as a potential solution to domestic nursing shortages and/or maldistribution in many developed countries.
Before they are able to work as health professionals, IENs must first gain recognition of their internationally obtained qualification and experience through recertification, a
process which can be complex, resource-intensive, and dynamic. Unfavourable experience related to recertification can influence migration decisions. It has been suggested that internationally educated professionals who face difficulties in achieving recertification often regret their decision to migrate to a particular destination country. This research project aims to describe and investigate the lived experience of IENs undertaking recertification in Australia and Canada through a comparative phenomenological study. The project will focus specifically on nurses from the Philippines, a major source country of IENs. This project asks: from the perspective of internationally educated Filipino nurses, how do micro-, meso-, and macro-level factors impact on access to recertification
in Australia compared to Canada?