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RN1982 specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

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I never said that foreign nurses give substandard care. The ones that I have worked with give great care. But I don't see the point enacting legislation to bring over nurses from other countries until U.S. grads are employed first.

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Well maybe employers are looking for nurses who are prepared to relocate between different states - because thats where the jobs are, then nurses have to be prepared to move. I will give an example - supposing a top teaching hospital in Southern California is offering a brlliant first job in ICU, with preceptorship and the chance for further professional development. However the two candidates go for this position and neither is prepared to relocate from lets just say Missisipi, or Atlanta the teaching hospital is going to look overseas. -why should that employer deny an overseas nurse who would be quite prepared to relocated from the other side of the world, a job opporunity just because the American-trained candidates are unprepared to recognise a fantastic career opportunity when they see one?

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RN1982 specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

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My point is, that new grads that are educate HERE are having a hard time getting jobs and there's this apparent nursing shortage. So why not give those open positions to new nurses who are educated here FIRST. To me, it's almost like outsourcing. The whole we have a nursing shortage, lets enact legislation to bring nurses over from other countries yet new grads can't even get jobs does NOT make sense.

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why should that employer deny an overseas nurse who would be quite prepared to relocated from the other side of the world, a job opporunity just because the American-trained candidates are unprepared to recognise a fantastic career opportunity when they see one?

That's not a realistic scenario at all in this economy. If such a dream position did exist, there'd be plenty of Californian nurses (let alone American ones) beating down their door. The question is: when American (and US permanent resident) nurses cannot find jobs, why should employers deny nurses here career opportunities and import foreign nurses instead?

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That is not the fault of the overseas nurse is it???

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RN1982 specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

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No one said it was.

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To those of you who "oppose" the recruiment of overseas nurses, I bet you are there on the picket line along with Americas worst supremacist group - using the nursing shortage on which to vent your prejudice and discriminatory views.

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RN1982 specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

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Your post isn't necessary. I feel sad for you that you have to resort to demeaning tactics because people don't agree with you. It's quite immature. By the way, I saw your post in the thread regarding the nursing student's lawsuit for discrimination and your comments regarding the Chinese were rude and uncalled for.

This isn't an issue about race or culture.

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that is not the fault of the overseas nurse is it???

did anyone say it was? it's obvious that the blame should fall on hospitals who won't invest the time and money to train new grad nurses here because of the bottom line, and recruiters looking to fill positions so they can earn their commissions. the solution is to make sure that legislation isn't pushed through.

to those of you who "oppose" the recruiment of overseas nurses, i bet you are there on the picket line along with americas worst supremacist group - using the nursing shortage on which to vent your prejudice and discriminatory views.

i find this really hypocritical considering the racist generalizations you made about chinese people, and nurses from "the phillippenes and china" in the "nursing student alleges discrimination" thread. it's about the economy and jobs, not race, and your baseless accusation is extremely offensive.

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Just sent an email to FOX & Friends with my opinions :)

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I can see the logic from a hospital financial standpoint in recruiting foreign nurses. You can't really just up and quit when your visa depends on your continued employment no matter the pay/conditions and they know it.

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To bluenote and others et al who have taken offense to my comments. I just wanted to apologise. Yes I have re-read my comments and they quite offensive and I am sorry about that. I was basing comments on my OWN experiences that I had gone through working with nurses from the particular nationalities I mentioned. I guess I let my experience get in the way. I have worked with these nurses and it wasnt a pleasnt experience. These particular INDIVIDUALS were quite rude to me throughout the shift, they talked in their own language all shift which is very rude and detrimental to patient care. I didnt mean to cause offence, but my experience shouldnt be invalidated just because I didnt say things in the right way.

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