A case study of first year nurses in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.
Challenges faced by graduate students in the field of nursing: A case study of first year nurses in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been known to depend on nurses that are not from its country. In any case, recruitment of these non-Saudi nurses has had its challenges majorly the result of the 1991 Gulf war and also the political instability of the MiddleВ EastВ since that war. Saudi Arabia healthcare services demands expand exponentially and though there are graduates annually, the supply of these graduates is insufficient to meet their rising demands of healthcare services in Saudi Arabia, as Almaki, FitzGerald and Clark found out вЂњthe challenge chronic shortage of nurses in Saudi Arabia has been made intense by high rates of turnover.вЂќ (306). Their study further reinforced the fact that the expatriate form a larger proportion of nursing professional in Saudi Arabia, thus: вЂњthe Saudis comprise of a paltry only 29.1% of the nursing population which gets even lower in the private health facilities where they make up only 4.1 percent of the total.вЂќ (306).