Sending nurses over from India??? - page 3

A nursing friend of mine just informed me that there is talk of training nurses in India and then offering them free housing to come work in the U.S. Is this true :angryfire :uhoh21: ? I was going... Read More

  1. by   jgs284
    I just toured a US government facility with my microbiology class that is attempting to create an inexpensive bioethanol fuel from corn waste products. Do you know they are exporting 15 microbiologist jobs to the Czech republic because these well-trained foreign microbiologists are 1/15-th the price of an American microbiologist. (Buy 1, get 14 free!) I can't believe more people aren't up in arms over this. Here in Colorado unemployment is still bad. The "new jobs" being created are in RETAIL. I can easily see them exporting pathology jobs, from plebotomy to MDs. (I apologize for my poor spelling!) It's happening everywhere and Americans are just letting it happen while we are distracted by this unfortunate war. I do not think nursing will be immune.
  2. by   angel337
    unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "secure" job. even nursing. i once heard a physician who is very knowledgeable about this topic tell another physician " these american nurses think the u.s. is going to continue to kiss their butt in order for them to work...they all will be replaced in the next 20 years". of course, i don't quite see that happening, but it sure looks like it is in the plan.
  3. by   suzanne4
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    You have forgot one thing. There has been a problem with the Indian nurses being able to pass the TSE exam. Without it, no green card. Nurses do not have the luxury of having a "work permit" available to them, only the green card. Which means English skills equivalent to those of a native. "

    What I have learned from hanging around on this earth for 43 years is, things change. Also, the business aspects of health care (HMO's, hospital administrators) are motivated by money. So what I see happening is realxing the rules for foreign nurses based on an "emergency". Allowing their Indian licensing exams to suffice. That is what happened to the programmers. The hospital's concern is with the bottom line, so rather than address working conditions for nurses, rather than support more US nurse training, they'll lobby for a relaxation of restrictions on foreign nurses based on a "crisis". Imagine the TV ads paid for by corporate interests appealing to people's sense of safety when they go to the hospital. "The Nursing shortage has caused a health care emergency! Your children's safety is at risk! Vote YES on allowing these well-trained Indian nurses to bypass our beaucratic rules!" Then when there are a million Indian nurses in the United States, wages go down. Worry wart me, I suppose.
    There was a big nursing shortage about 23 years ago. Many nurses were brought over from the Philippines, if they did not pass the American boards they did not work here.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jgs284
    I just toured a US government facility with my microbiology class that is attempting to create an inexpensive bioethanol fuel from corn waste products. Do you know they are exporting 15 microbiologist jobs to the Czech republic because these well-trained foreign microbiologists are 1/15-th the price of an American microbiologist. (Buy 1, get 14 free!) I can't believe more people aren't up in arms over this. Here in Colorado unemployment is still bad. The "new jobs" being created are in RETAIL. I can easily see them exporting pathology jobs, from plebotomy to MDs. (I apologize for my poor spelling!) It's happening everywhere and Americans are just letting it happen while we are distracted by this unfortunate war. I do not think nursing will be immune.
    You can export any type of job that you want, but there are limits on who and what can be imported.

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