VCR Alert: Nursing Shortage on 60 Minutes



  1. 60 Minutes
    Sunday: December 29, at 7 p.m. ET/PT


    As over 120,000 nurse positions go unfilled in the U.S., recruiters must seek nurses in countries like South Africa, which can ill afford to lose them. Lesley Stahl reports.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/...ain13502.shtml

    Believe this is a repeat of previous show...lets see if anything new added.
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   cargal
    Will be watching. Thanks Karen.
  4. by   Hardknox
    I think this is a re-run of an earlier segment. Mainly shows how USA is raiding other countries who can ill afford for their nurses to come here. Disappointing.........
  5. by   plumrn
    Bump.
  6. by   BMS4
    Thanks for posting this.
  7. by   PennyLane
    I'll be watching, thanks!
  8. by   Gator,SN
    I saw this before and was very disappointed. Basically the show is about the nursing shortage and how we are going to (half-azz) fix it by getting nurses from other countries.
    IMO it makes you feel sorry for the people in the other countries because the experienced nurses are so few and now we are persuading them to come to the US.
    This is only my opinion, but the whole thought of bringing people to this country by promising them one year salaries that they could not make in a lifetime is cruel and stupid. The actual clips they did show have nurses working with substandard equipment and technology (compared to the US)

    I can't remember exactly, but I think that it is private companies that are recruiting these nurses...I wander if they tell them about the small print? I think that these nurses would end up being something of an indentured servant after they pay back all the fees and rent etc....

    Gator
  9. by   Kayzee
    Thanks for the Info
  10. by   renerian
    I hope someone watches and reports on this show tonight. I will be in transit coming home from the inlaws and won't be able to see it.

    renerian
  11. by   hapeewendy
    I dont remember 60 minutes being on sunday nights here, maybe its cuz I've been workin a lot of sunday nights these days.....errrr nights but I'm gonna keep my eyes open anyway....
    just to see what its all about ..
  12. by   Mkue
    I will be at a X-mas party at that time, but may try to tape it at home. Thanks.


    mkue
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    thanks, i saw the pre-view and plan to watch.
  14. by   Glad2behere
    I saw the preview too, I'll be watching.

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