Canada needs to prioritize internationally educated nurses to solve the nursing crisis: Opinion


In a recent opinion piece for The Hamilton Spectator, Vanessa Silva e Silva, Karyn Taplay, and Amina Silva (assistant professors at Brock University) discuss the role of internationally educated nurses in solving Canada’s nursing crisis. Silva e Silva, Tarplay, and Silva write that internationally educated nurses (IENs) could play a key role in reducing the nursing shortage, as they often have strong clinical and educational backgrounds. The authors write that an effective way to address the shortage involves recruiting IENs to work both in academia and in front-line nursing positions. Silva e Silva, Taplay, and Silva discuss how having IEN faculty members at Brock University has benefitted the nursing program.

Hamilton Spectator