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.