UNDERSTANDING THE IMPERATIVES OF ACCULTURATION AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG FILIPINO NURSES’ IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
The deployment of Filipino Nurses to meet the global demand and nursing shortage continue to rise. According to the statistics of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) released on the year 2014, registered nurses are the second largest number of deployed land-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The data reflected the steady growth of Filipino Nurses being deployed from 2010 to 2014. On the year 2010 alone, 12,082 documented Filipino Nurses left the country while on the year 2014, 19, 815 Filipino nurses were deployed to other countries. The Philippines continued to be the largest exporter of nurses in the world for the 20th century to meet global shortage for nurses especially in developed countries (Choy, 2003 as cited by Brush et al, 2004, Brush, 2010 & Choy 2010). The Filipino nurses remained to be the largest group of IENs in the United States of America (USA). Of the internationally-educated nurses (IEN) in USA, 50.1% came from the Philippines (The Registered Nurse Population, 2008).
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