Join the Philippine Nurses Association of Virginia for an educational program on the rich history of Filipino nurses in Virginia, which showcases a photo exhibition and oral history film screening followed by a Q&A panel of the participants.
Free and open to the public.
August 10, 2019 Philippine Cultural Center 4857 Baxter Road Virginia Beach Virginia 23462
This event is made possible by the generous contributions of Virginia Humanities.
• Virginia Humanities (https://www.virginiahumanities.org)
• Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater (http://philippineculturalcenter.com)
• The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University Virginia School of Nursing (https://www.nursing.virginia.edu/nursing-history/)
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- In the United States, the impending million nurse shortage brings to light the ethical and economic issues concerning the recruitment of internationally educated nurses (IEN). Within the last quarter of the twentieth-century, the Philippines has established itself as the preeminent sending country of nurses, and unsurprisingly, Filipino nurses constitute the majority of the U.S. IEN workforce. Although the Philippines shares a profound history with the United States, Filipino-Americans, and its nurse subset, remain a largely understudied group despite comprising the second largest Asian-American demographic in both Virginia and the country. Since the nascence of the twentieth-century, Filipino nurses have played key roles in the globalization of nursing, traversing both geographic and racial boundaries for socioeconomic mobility and a sense of adventure. In pursuit of the American dream, the maintenance of their transnational ties to the Philippines supported the establishment and growth of Filipino-American communities. Indeed, these nurses’ migration to Virginia reflects the power and possibilities of nursing.