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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau, International’s Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Davis has authored and edited numerous publications on international nursing issues and has served as a national and international speaker on nurse migration trends and challenges, international testing and test development issues, and conducting certification programs.
Donna R. Richardson, J.D., R.N., is the Director of Governmental Affairs and Professional Standards for CGFNS International in Philadelphia. She monitors and tracks legislative and regulatory actions at state, federal and international levels affecting foreign-educated health professionals as well as professional standards of education and licensure. In addition, she is the liaison with the Departments of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Service; State, Labor; and Health and Human Services on matters related to the immigration; recruitment and employment of health care professionals educated outside the United States. She served as an attorney at the Department of Labor, Solicitors Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a regulatory attorney. As Director of Governmental Affairs for the American Nurses Association she directed the legislative and regulatory policies that led to the Nursing Immigration Relief Act and occupational health protections for nurses. She chairs the Compliance Committee of the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices. A registered nurse and attorney she is an experienced lecturer and author on health policy, political action, legal issues in nursing and health administration, foreigneducated nurses, clinical trials, and minority and women’s health issues. She is a past President of the Montgomery County Commission for Women. She is a member of several professional associations and is a recipient of various awards in recognition of her nursing, legal, and community work.