Indian Nurse’s Diaspora in Global Health Care; Uncovering the Key Findings About Migration of Nurses from Indian Perspective: A Review


  • Khina Sharma All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Ashok Kumar All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Mahendra Kumar Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Ranjit Pal SIngh Bhogal Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India



MIgration, Indian NUrses, Nurses' MIgration, Migrant nurses, Global migration


There is no doubt that consequences of health workforce migration are serious for any developing country. The world's largest health care migrating population is from India. India has a population of 1.38 billion, about 17.7% of the world’s population and we, as a nation, are struggling to prepare future-ready health care professionals and our own health professionals’ needs are not met. However, large numbers of Indian nurses migrate to developed countries due to numerous factors. Economic factors are considered main force for migration, but not always purely responsible, as nurses look for safety, security, respect, and dignity of their profession. This scoping review is employed to find causes, consequences, and strategies related to international migration of Indian Nurses.    


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Sharma K, Kumar A, Kumar M, Bhogal RPS. Indian Nurse’s Diaspora in Global Health Care; Uncovering the Key Findings About Migration of Nurses from Indian Perspective: A Review. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 31 [cited 2023 Sep. 30];13(08):565-70. Available from:



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