These foreign nurses graduate from nursing programs
and have to pass the boards, just like us. (The pass rate is about 50% because of the English as a second language problem.) The foreign nurses that do become licensed, become quickly acclimated and demand the same pay and rights that we have. They are not stupid! I have worked with many excellent nurses from England, Ireland, Africa, Phillipines, China, Germany, and Canada. They uphold the same standards of care that we do. I am more than happy that they want to work along side us. And if it helps the nursing shortage, then Great! And it may come as a big surprise to us Americans, but not everyone is dying to leave their families and everything they know, to live in the United States. Most are perfectly happy where they are!
[ May 31, 2001: Message edited by: feistynurse ]