With the thousands upon thousands of unemployed nurses in this United States, I do not understand for the life of me WHY admin is going elsewhere to recruit? I thought the "BUDGET" was the reason nurses were being let go, not hired, stretched too thin taking care of unsafe patient loads.......and so forth??? You mean to tell me the admin and hospital CEOs are lying to us?
If they have money to fly nurse recruiters to other countries to recruit and hire them, bring them back to USA hospitals for USA nurses to orient so they can work as part of the staff, then WHY ON EARTH DON'T THEY HAVE MONEY to hire back the nurses that WANT TO WORK in these United States???
I have said this before, and I will die with it on my tombstone:
There is NO nursing shortage, only a shortage of brain power to comprehend the reason USA nurses are leaving unsafe work conditions!
Bringing foreign nurses here to work is only going to compound the problems that are there that Admin and CEOs don't want to resolve because it may just make a nurse content enough to stay until retirement?
Bring them on! Give them a little time on the job where their own nursing licenses are put at risk, and we'll see how much more money the powers that be will throw away before they finally figure out the solutions to the problems that exist in nursing today are right under their noses. I rest my case........for now.