California nurses & others who can't find jobs- read this! - page 3

by Valerie Salva

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hospital administrator william r. moore of el centro regional medical center in el centro, ca says that he can't find enough nurses to fill his staffing needs in ca, and wants to bring in nurses from overseas specifically for his... Read More


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    I don't live in Ca but would be VERY worried about a hospital that fills it's needs in that manner. I work in IL and most of our nurses are phillipino. I have heard of two employees that were aides here, went to the phillipines for two weeks and came back as qualified RNs. I wouldn't want to be treated in a facility that had gotten all their nurses overseas. The nurses I work with, have been here for years and have worked as nurses for years, so they are safe nurses.I don't know if the two week thing is true, but I would hate to have spent 4 years in school for no reason.
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    Quote from guislander
    I don't live in Ca but would be VERY worried about a hospital that fills it's needs in that manner. I work in IL and most of our nurses are phillipino. I have heard of two employees that were aides here, went to the phillipines for two weeks and came back as qualified RNs. I wouldn't want to be treated in a facility that had gotten all their nurses overseas. The nurses I work with, have been here for years and have worked as nurses for years, so they are safe nurses.I don't know if the two week thing is true, but I would hate to have spent 4 years in school for no reason.
    I bet you, it's NOT true.
    Some conflicting statements here... You said, you work in a facility where most nurses are Filipinos; and that the nurses you work with have been there for years, so 'they are safe nurses'. But then, you wouldn't want to be treated in a facility with all nurses coming from another country?
    By the way, I don't think there is a hospital staffed with 100% foreign nurses.
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    I didn't say all. Obviously, I'm not Filipino. I said most. There are a couple of Indian nurse (from India), also. While The ones I work with specifically, are great nurses and have been here for at least ten years. One of the aides told me about two other aides who very recently went home (to the philippines) for two weeks and came back and claimed to have finished nursing school having not had any other nurses training here or there. I said I wasn't sure if it was true just because it was third hand information. I struggled for several months last summer looking for a RN job when I graduated. I would have to think of more American jobs being outsourced in this manner.

    Before you flame me for being biogated, I have no problems with non-white nurses. I think the ones I work with are great. Also I spent two years on a island so I know what being a minority feels like. When I was there I left a job because I was discriminated against because of race, but this economy is bad enough without giving away jobs.
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    Quote from guislander; I wouldn't want to be treated in a facility that had gotten [U
    all [/U]their nurses overseas. The nurses I work with, have been here for years and have worked as nurses for years, so they are safe nurses.I don't know if the two week thing is true, but I would hate to have spent 4 years in school for no reason.
    ...just proving my point.
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    Quote from guislander
    I wouldn't want to be treated in a facility that had gotten all their nurses overseas.
    ... just proving my point.
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    I sent an email to my congressperson. Thanks for the heads-up!


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