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Workplace Transitioning Experiences of IENs who Attended Academic Bridging Programs in Canada: A Thesis Proposal

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  • The proposed study will explore how academic bridging programs facilitated the internationally-educated nurses’ (IENs) ability to transition to Canada’s health care system. The proposed study will use a focused ethnographic methodology. Twenty five participants will be invited to participate in this study using purposive and snowball sampling. Participant recruitment will be guided by data saturation. Participants for this study are IENs who completed a bridging program in a Canadian province, and working as registered nurses (RNs). After obtaining ethics approval, recruitment will be initiated through health care agencies employing IENs. Focus group or individual interviews will then be carried out using semi-structured interviews. All interviews will be audiotaped and transcribed. Additionally, and where possible, online interviews will be conducted to reach out to other potential participants. Prior to concluding the interview, each participant will invited to develop an art work depicting their transitioning experiences (Cruz, 2011). Data will be analyzed with the assistance of Atlas/ti version 7 qualitative data analysis software package. Analytical steps include familiarization with transcripts, deconstruction and coding, identification of outliers and non-confirming codes, creation of themes and categories, interrogration of the data until data saturation is achieved.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 International