The benefits and caveats of international nurse migration

Hongyan Li, Wenbo Nie, Junxin Li

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Worldwide, there is a dramatic shortage of nurses. An increase in the migration of nurses from their home countries to recipient countries is having a global effect on the healthcare system. This global phenomenon stems from historical, economical, social, and political factors. Migration has a significant impact on both the individual and national level. This article summarizes the factors that contribute to nurse migration form the perspective of the source and recipient countries. Additionally, the impacts and issues surrounding nurse migration were also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • International nurse migration
  • Nursing shortage
  • Recipient country
  • Source country

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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