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.
My 14 year old son said to me..."Mom, make a decision and stick to it!"
Shirley Lorraine Franks graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands and was a resident of St. Thomas, where she worked as a registered nurse. In addition to being a nurse, she has been an entrepreneur and a student of the late Jim Rohn. She lives in the United States.