CGFNS has co-authored a significant study, Perceptions of Employment-Based Discrimination among Newly Arrived Foreign Educated Nurses.” The study was conducted by CGFNS and George Washington University and funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
The CGFNS press release implies that the study’s findings are based on FENs perceptions of America. It does not appear that the study actually found that 40% of FENs are discriminated by US employers, which is a significant difference and one that may be addressed in the full article that is to be published in the January 2014 American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 114, No. 1.
On a somewhat related note, Donna Richardson, longtime CGFNS Director of Governmental Affairs and Professional Standards, has announced her retirement. Chris Musillo and Cindy Unkenholt have both sat on panels with Donna and have worked with her throughout her entire run at CGFNS. She was also quick to help with problematic matters and quicker with a smile. MU Law wishes her the best in her next phase of life. She will be missed.