Survey: Should nurses from other countries be recruited to aid in the nursing shortag - page 21

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  1. by   NeverTooLate8
    Quote from chicagoNIT
    We need to be investing more in the long-term by employing new grads. One big problem is the bottleneck created by the healthcare industry that is now limiting the hiring of new grads.
    AMEN. THANK YOU!!!!
  2. by   NEXTLOVER
    Hmm.

    I smell a buncha' disgruntled Tea Partiers in here...
  3. by   CranberryMuffin
    Quote from NEXTLOVER
    Hmm.

    I smell a buncha' disgruntled Tea Partiers in here...
    Let me know when you and half of your class can't find jobs, then come back to me and let me know your opinion.

    For the record, the Tea Party disgusts me. I do think it's ridiculous, however, to keep importing cheaper labor when a we have an excess of nurses here that can't find jobs. It's actually a pretty smarmy tactic on the part of those importing nurses to create a split labor market for the sake of having cheaper labor. It also deflates wages for everyone by creating a sense of artificial competition. It's a classic tactic used throughout the years by management (and specifically union busters) to keep wages low, keep labor groups competing against one another, and create animosity amongst ourselves.

    I'm all for immigration and diversity amongst the workforce, however, I'm against importing labor if we have nurses here who can't find jobs. We need to reframe our thinking about how we invest in labor and the future of healthcare.
  4. by   nursel56
    Quote from NEXTLOVER
    Hmm.

    I smell a buncha' disgruntled Tea Partiers in here...
    I hadn't noticed the Tea Partiers having anything to say one way or the other about hospitals hiring foreign nurses. How do you mean that?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    With unemployment at >13% in my area, nope don't need anyone from overseas - there is no nursing shortage.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from NEXTLOVER
    Hmm.

    I smell a buncha' disgruntled Tea Partiers in here...
    I am pretty much the exact opposite of a "Tea Partier" (as much as that's possible), but I am vigorously opposed to foreign workers being imported by employers to undercut the livelihood and professional opportunities of any Americans, nurses or anybody else.

    I just wish that the US nursing PTB did half as good a job of looking out for the interests of American nurses as the US medical community leadership does looking out for the interests of US physicians ...
  7. by   NeverTooLate8
    Quote from NEXTLOVER
    Hmm.

    I smell a buncha' disgruntled Tea Partiers in here...

    I REALLY, REALLY hope you were kidding when you said this..........
  8. by   maiday
    No. I have no problem with foreign nurses, but if the government wanted to help the "nursing shortage" they could give the hospitals money for new grad programs so they could actually hire more of the tons of unemployed new grads.
  9. by   Ellekat
    What nursing shortage? There is not one in our area. But the hospital has used that as an excuse to the patients for constant short-staffing; they don't tell the patient that they've sent nurses home because they don't want to pay for a full staff. I'm not adverse to working with a foreign-trained nurse, but don't feel we should undercut other countries' health systems to alleviate a PERCEIVED problem here. Maybe we should be talking more about the physician shortage, and discussing changes we can make to improve our healthcare system.
  10. by   enchantmentdis
    Quote from NeverTooLate8
    I REALLY, REALLY hope you were kidding when you said this..........


    Who cares why she said it, showed no undersstanding of the issue. move on to more interesting posts.
  11. by   ittybittynurse
    How about we use the money and help train new graduate nurses, we can't find jobs!!!!
  12. by   enchantmentdis
    Quote from elkpark
    I am pretty much the exact opposite of a "Tea Partier" (as much as that's possible), but I am vigorously opposed to foreign workers being imported by employers to undercut the livelihood and professional opportunities of any Americans, nurses or anybody else.

    I just wish that the US nursing PTB did half as good a job of looking out for the interests of American nurses as the US medical community leadership does looking out for the interests of US physicians ...




    right on!!
  13. by   Zookeeper3
    My daughter has better benefits than I do, she works at build a bear as an assistant manager. There is no lateral violence in her workplace, nor from management. There are also no openings for me, but if there were, I would be interviewed by ALL the staff in a group interview, to see if I was a good match for their environment and competition is fierce.

    Point is that an 18 year old has an excellent job and benefits and a supportive work environment with the ability to be very selective in the hiring process.

    Jump to nursing, 15 years in I have worse benefits, no pay raise, vile management and we hire anything with a pulse. (sry, no offense to my wonderful peers).

    We don't need to bring in nurses from out of country that will tolerate this crap. If we took a page from build a bear... there wouldn't be a nurse with 15 years in applying for a management position in a bear building shop happy to take a pay cut.

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