There is a current unimaginable trend of nurses migrating from African countries, notably Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya, to developed countries, with the UK, US, and Australia being the most popular countries receiving these nurses.
It is reasonable to believe that the current pressures in the healthcare systems of these developed countries, especially the post-COVID-19 pandemic, is a reason contributing to this drift. Other reasons could be the preference of these nurses to seek higher salaries, good working conditions, and opportunities for career progression. However, the transitioning experiences of internationally recruited nurses in these countries have been questionable.
Bayuo, J., et al. (2023)’s research sought to comprehensively understand the transitioning experiences of migrant African nurses and their career progression as well as highlight current shortcomings.