A critical race analysis of structural and institutional racism: rethinking overseas registered nurses' recruitment to and working conditions in the United Kingdom

Ugiagbe, Iyore M., Liu, Liang Q. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6358-1637, Markowski, Marianne and Allan, Helen T. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9391-0385 (2022) A critical race analysis of structural and institutional racism: rethinking overseas registered nurses' recruitment to and working conditions in the United Kingdom. Nursing Inquiry , e12512. ISSN 1320-7881 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1111/nin.12512)

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Abstract

Language tests for overseas registered nurses (ORN) working outside their home country are essential for patient safety, as communication competency needs to be established in any workforce. We argue that the current employment of existing language tests is structurally and institutionally racist and disadvantages ORNs from non‐European Union (EU) and non‐White countries seeking to work in the United Kingdom. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT), we argue that existing English language tests for ORNs seeking registration in the United Kingdom are discriminatory due to the UK's racist migration policies and a regulatory body for nursing and midwifery that fails to acknowledge and understand its own institutionally racist practices.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): communication, discrimination, language competency, language test, overseas registered nurse, transition
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 35408
Notes on copyright: © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Inquiry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 17:55
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 12:18
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35408

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