IJCH 2015 Vol.1(1): 1-9 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2015.1.1.001

Perils, Pitfalls, Pristine Pearls and Prestige of Pinoy Nurse Educators in Oman: A Phenomenological Finding

Francis Carlos Lazarte, Maria Irma Bustamante, Ada Estephania Borjal Bonina, Nida Yu Baldo, and Imelda De Leon Canlas
Abstract—The authors probed on the adaptation challenges experienced by Filipino nurse educators in a multicultural milieu in the Sultanate of Oman. The authors utilized Qualitative Interpretive-Existential Phenomenological design from saturated unstructured interview data with nine (9) female co-researchers. The transcribed data is rigorously analyzed through Van Manen’s methodological interpretation. Based on the findings, Perils, Pitfalls, Pristine Pearls, and Prestige are the four major themes emerged from the common responses of Pinoy Nurse Educators, along with its derived sub-themes and numerous reduced related categories, respectively. Based from the overall findings, the authors discovered a resembled Filipino Bamboo-inspired See-Saw model which underpinned the adaptation challenges faced by these Filipino nurse educators to balance the Perils and Pitfalls with that of pearls and prestige when anchored with the proposed program on adaptation strategies and training of expatriates (PASTE) which included pre- & post-departure advises and preparation (PDAP) strategies; and social, cultural, organizational, and personal expatriates (SCOPE) Training, set as a benchmark for global standard migration adaptation program.

Index Terms—Expatriate lived experience of nurse educators, Max van Manen’s method, interpretative-existential phenomenological design, see-saw model, program on adaptation strategies, training of expatriates.

Francis Carlos Lazarte is with Amitie Review, Research, and Training Center, Inc. (ARRTCI), Davao City, Philippines (e-mail: drfrancis_lazarte@yahoo.com).
Maria Irma Bustamante is with the Graduate School Program, St. Paul University Manila, Philippines.
Ada Estephania Borjal Bonina is with the Oman Specialized Nursing Institute, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Nida Yu Baldo is with the Rustaq Nursing Institute, Rustaq, Sultanate of Oman.
Imelda De Leon Canlas is with the Oman Nursing Institute, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

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Cite: Francis Carlos Lazarte, Maria Irma Bustamante, Ada Estephania Borjal Bonina, Nida Yu Baldo, and Imelda De Leon Canlas, "Perils, Pitfalls, Pristine Pearls and Prestige of Pinoy Nurse Educators in Oman: A Phenomenological Finding," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9, 2015.

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