Reverse "out source" nursing? Can we call it that????? - page 2

Hello. I'm a second term nursing student, and I am truly upset. I don't understand how a hospital can layoff or turn down applicants for nursing jobs and then bring in nurses from other countries... Read More

  1. by   hpygrl01
    I wish to address Roy because he has some areas that concern me.

    First of all, the new nurses that are graduating are held to the same standard as the NCLEX many nurses in the past are. And if nurses from third world countries are to come and take these jobs, just because they can pass an NCLEX exam does not mean they are able to do the job proficiently.

    Many of my cilents have complained that they cannot understand their foreign nurse, or the nurse explained things wrong to them.

    Another point...wages. MANY MANY MANY companies, hospitals, etc. pay these workers less than Americans. Have you never known that? Even at Ford Motor Company where I work, there were ways of showing discrimination w/pay by not giving overtime, ect. If immigrants spoke up, Americans on both sides, Union and Mgmt. took a stand against them. I also know this is happening in the medical field. I'm surprised you are not aware of it. Another poster here also verified this.

    Also, if you allow persons who will accept ANYTHING to keep a job and stay in the land of the free, are you not cutting your own throat? Sooner or later, YOU are expendable. YOU will not allow yourself to be treated less than what you are worth will you? Well, your foreign counterpart usually will, because it is better than what they got.

    I am not making a WE and THEM post here. I am simply stating, if you have the talent and resources, then go ahead and come over. Save a life. Make a difference. Still, if the American student who has wanted their whole life to make a difference is not even allowed to come to NS because of inadequeate numbers of teaching staff, then why can't hospitals go back to the old traditions? Teach nursing themselves. It used to be teached by hospitals, nurses were trained on site. I think this could eleviate alot of the red tape in helping nursing students and pre-nursing students acheive their goals.