So we are being helped by nurses from abroad../?????
Do you remember how Mcdonalds and Burger king ran out of employies. What did they do? does anyone at McDonalds speak english anymore?
Am I comparing our jobs to working fast food? you tell me.
Why is the ANA allowing foreign Nurses to obtain licenses...???
really thats my biggest question it seems like the ANA is bending over backwards to relive the shortage. when I think the shortage is the best thing for nurses since disposible needles.
Aug 22, '02
Another semi foreigner here (dual Canadian/US citizen).
Nurses are allowed to write the American exam when they can prove their qualifications. They pass the same NCLEX you had to. Guess what? American nurses can do the same thing in other countries! They can go and work in foreign countries too. Why aren't you complaining about those pesky Americans stealing jobs from the locals, like you do about immigrants stealing jobs from Americans? Are there really that many immigrants jumping at the bit to move to Utah and steal your jobs and ruin nursing as a profession? Damn. I didn't think our evil plan was known by the real Americans yet.
Last edit by fergus51 on Aug 22, '02
Aug 22, '02
It is the height of naive political analysis and short-sighted as well, to look at this matter of importing nurses as simply a way to fill hospital vacancies that American nurses don't want to fill.
It is clear enough that by taking pressure off the health care system to begin treating their employees, nurses included, decently, we are helping no one, except in the very short term. Short-staffed nurses gain a brief breather--but at a major price.
Hiring all these nurses from other countries (and by the way, since they are mostly here on work visas, not as immigrants, an equivalence cannot be made between them and immigrants) simply takes the pressure off these hospitals to improve.
THAT is what so many people are objecting to.
So far as the notion of other countries not complaining about American nurses moving to their lands and taking their nurses' jobs--I can only assume that is a joke.
What incentive could these other countries offer US nurses to relocate? A few can and do offer more money for certain specialties than their US equivalents, others can offer a missionary setting that is attractive to some, some nurses relocate because their spouses have done so for a job transfer, other nurses just want to do some international traveling/working.
Otherwise, the number is stunningly small compared to those wishing to move to the US to work--as it is in most fields. They are complaining because WE are stealing THEIR nurses, not that we are sending ours to them!
Last edit by sjoe on Aug 22, '02