What is it about?

This study focuses on Indonesian nursing students who want to work in Japan after graduating. With many nursing graduates and limited job opportunities in Indonesia, some students consider working abroad. We looked at factors that influence their decision, like age, where they live, and their experiences abroad. We found that knowing a foreign language, having family support, and understanding the Indonesia-Japan nurse migration helped students plan to work in Japan. By understanding these factors, we can create better policies for nursing education and migration between the two countries.

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Why is it important?

This study comes at a crucial time when the emigration of nurses from Indonesia, particularly to countries like Japan, is a pressing issue. The high number of nursing graduates and limited job opportunities in Indonesia contribute to this trend. Our research sheds light on the factors that influence Indonesian nursing students' intentions to work in Japan, providing valuable insights into the motivations behind their decisions. By understanding these factors, policymakers and educational institutions can develop targeted strategies to address the challenges of nurse emigration while ensuring a sustainable healthcare workforce for both countries. This timely and unique perspective is likely to attract readers interested in international migration, healthcare, and policy-making.


For me, this research is like a map showing the smartest way to handle this situation. It's about finding solutions that work for everyone – the students, the healthcare systems, and the countries involved. It reminds us that big problems need careful answers, and that's what this study aims to provide.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of nursing students' intention to migrate overseas to work and implications for sustainability: The case of Indonesian students, Nursing and Health Sciences, August 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12757.
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