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Author Shirley Lorraine Franks grew up on a beautiful chain of islands, but she decided that she wanted to be a nurse in the United States.

In this memoir and guidebook, she recalls the challenges she overcame to accomplish her goals, sharing what it really means to be a “foreign” nurse. Regardless of whether you are an aspiring medical professional or have been in the field for years, you’ll learn how to succeed as a nurse wherever you go.

Franks shares tips and strategies that help you

• Decide whether or not to move;
• Set goals and purse them;
• Avoid distractions and procrastination;
• Navigate licensure requirements;
• Get the best training available;
• Find employment in another country.

Join Franks as she examines how to succeed as a nurse no matter where you live. Break through cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions, and decide whether you should stay put or pursue your career elsewhere in A Foreign Nurse’s Guide to America.

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