I know for several years the Foreign Educated Nurse was a means for aiding the nursing shortage in the US. I realize that there are arguments and ethical issues on both sides of this topic; however that is not my aim. I am simply curious to know if there is still a nursing shortage due to the economic recession. I would guess it would be a safe bet that more nurses are choosing to stay put rather than venture out in the murky waters of economic uncertainity. As you can probably guess, I am not a nurse. I have just heard for years how there is an extreme shortage of nurses in the US and how many hospitals rely upon nurse recruitment outside the borders of the USA. namely the Phillipines and India. Is this the case today in 2010? I have also read articles that tell of recent nursing school graduates having a difficult time finding a job. Certain employment perks are gone and it is now nearly impossible to find a nursing job? What is the real story? Do hospitals still actively recruit the foreign educated nurse? Or has this business module become extinct due to the economic recession? Please, if you have experience in this area, please let me know.