The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Allied Health Professionals

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The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Allied Health Professionals

SKU# 9780826110633

What you need to Know about Health Care and the Allied Health Professions in the United States


  • CGFNS International
  • Barbara Nichols DHL, MS, RN, FA
  • Catherine Davis RN, PhD

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This comprehensive book provides direction for foreign-educated allied healthcare professionalsÖ Given the complicated process of credentialing, certification, and visas, as well as the complex American healthcare system, this book proves to be a worthy resource." Score: 100, 5 stars


Written by well-known experts, the Guide provides the reader with the most up-to-date information on topics ranging from the U.S. health care delivery system to employment opportunities, from entry into the United States to entry into professional practice."

--Barbara Sanders, PhD, PT, SCS
Associate Dean, College of Health Professions,
Texas State University

This book is the definitive guide to health care practice in the United States, written for foreign-educated allied health professionals interested in immigrating to the United States, those already here, and those looking to complete their education in the U.S.A.

The contributors provide a wealth of insight on how to address the challenges of being a foreign-educated health professional in the United States. Health professionals can learn what is expected of them, how to prepare for the journey to this country, and how to adapt to their new communities. Written at a readable level for non-native English speakers, the Guide presents a comprehensive description of the major allied health professions and a clear overview of U.S. standards of education and practice. Additionally, readers will gain an understanding of their basic rights and roles in the U.S. healthcare system.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Allied health practice in the United States
  • The process of entry into the United States
  • The U.S. health care system
  • Guidelines for entering the U.S. workforce

Most importantly, this book will help foreign-educated health professionals learn how to avoid being misunderstood by others, form enduring relationships with American colleagues, and join them in working to improve the quality of health care in this country and worldwide."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 19, 2009
  • Page Count 432
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110633
  • EISBN 9780826110640

Table of Contents 

I. Introduction
II. Entry into the U.S.
III. Entry into the U.S. Workforce
IV. Employment
V. The U.S. Health Care System
VI. Health Care Professional Practice in the U.S.
VII. Communicating in the U.S.
VIII. Adjusting to a New Community
IX. Continuing Your Education
X. Resources