Are the foreign nurses that Capital Health is recruiting Baccalauraeate prepared? If not, that is one glaring hypocrisy.
Or is it that the RNs brought from overseas being settled into Canada as LVN/LPNs?
This is the same "better than you" attitude I see the Canadian Medical community taking towards Aussie trained doctors. Canada is willing to accept OZ docs into family or pediatrics, but slam the door in their faces if they want to practice a specialized field (cardiology, neurology, nephrology, et al). I guess the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada do not want their cash cow niches being taken up by equal quality trained Aussies.
Is that what the CNA is afraid of? The availability, the choice of where nursing grads wish to practice is pretty open right now due to our shortage. This is an attractive selling point getting people to consider nursing as a career. If nursing positions, especially the "higher regarded" ones (ICU, Cardiology/Coronary, ER) are getting eaten up by foreigners, this makes it harder for canadian grads to secure a position they want in their senior practicum and eventual career.
Please tell me I am wrong. If keeping the status quo of Canadians in the upper echelons is the driving force behind the miles of red tape foreign nurses have to jump thru, then we are petty indeed. When the care of Canada's sick and needy take a backseat to nursing politics, it makes me a little ashamed that I am represented by these inferiority complex driven nurse "leaders"